Children with Special Needs

 

The Feldenkrais Method is a gentle, non-medical, learning-based approach to

working with children with special needs.  Innovative techniques are used to

communicate directly with the nervous system of the child in very gentle yet

powerful ways, primarily through movement, enhanced awareness, and

non-verbal kinaesthetic experiences.  In this way, the child develops new

neural connections, learns to integrate more of self into movement and

interaction, expand mobility, and develop a more positive body image.

 

Regardless of the specific diagnosis, the child's brain is available for

potent learning and many beneficial outcomes are achieved with this

approach, very often well beyond the typical prognosis for many conditions.

 

Some of the areas where the method can be helpful include: