Praise For Kid’s Beyond Limits by Anat Baniel
Kids Beyond Limits is a great gift to every person who loves a child in great need of help. This book is an important manifesto expressing important practical implications of what I have called “the brain plasticity revolution.” I strongly encourage you to take the advice presented in this book seriously so that you have a clearer idea about how you might be able to really help that child that you love.
~ Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. Neuroscientist, Professor Emeritus UCSF, member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine
This accessible, insightful, practical book for parents of children with special needs, will profoundly deepen their ability to help their children improve. Following in the footsteps of the revolutionary scientist-clinician Moshe Feldenkrais, the greatest thinker about how to improve movement in the 20th Century, Baniel shows why our mainstream approach to these children is often wrong, and at times damaging, because they train children to “ape” developmental milestones they are not developmentally ready to meet. The approach here, far wiser, far more subtle, truly holistic, far more ingenious, far more in accord with how brain development occurs, shows ways to access the child’s own brain plasticity and yields far greater results, so that the children can spontaneously grow from within. I know because I have observed Baniel’s little patients on multiple visits, and time after time, I have seen children whose parents were told their brain-damaged children would never walk, or talk, or be able to think well or regulate themselves, begin to do just that with this gentle technique. I have seen the peace on the faces of these children as their minds and plastic brains suddenly begin to integrate what they have learned for the first time, the explosion of joy at their first steps and watched them grow and become more independent. Baniel is a master clinician for children with special needs, especially creative with brain-damaged children. The stories presented here are not exaggerations; they are triumphs from which most parents of children with special needs will surely benefit.
~Norman Doidge, MD, author of The Brain That Changes Itself; Faculty University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry, and Research Faculty, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
Those who care for special-needs children can feel hopeless, powerless and alone. By combining valuable research with Anat Baniel’s gift of empathy, Kids Beyond Limits stands as a beacon of hope and possibilities.
~ Arianna Huffington, President and editor in chief of The Huffington Post Media Group
“Kids Beyond Limits brings great hope for children with special needs.Sharing insights and wisdom gleaned over a long career, this wonderful book illustrates how to engage the miraculous capacities of the brain to change and heal. The stories will inspire you and the techniques will bring new possibilities to your child’s life and future.”
~Harvey Karp, MD, FAAP, Creator of the DVD/book The Happiest Toddler on the Block
Anat’s work is wonderful and profound. Kids Beyond Limits does a masterful job of providing help for parents and caregivers help the special child in their lives. This is a book of great wisdom as well as deep appreciation for the great challenges of raising a child who has special needs.
~Jack Canfield, author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul”
Anat’s work with children is magical. She’s their brain whisperer. This hugely important work will free special needs children and their parents from fear and limitation moving them into a world of new possibilities and joy.”
~John Gray, author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus