About Anat Baniel
“The child’s ability to notice differences in what he/she sees, hears, tastes, smells, and feels in her moving body is at the heart of the brain’s capacity for creating new neuro-connections and pathways. It is the source of information for the brain. It is from this ability to perceive differences that all future patterns are formed, be it learning to grasp a toy, learning to say Mamma, walking, responding to a specific word or name, or expressing delight when Daddy comes home. When we truly understand the profound importance of this capacity, it opens up vast new possibilies for children with special needs.”
– Anat Baniel, Kids Beyond Limits (2012, p. 31)
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Anat Baniel had the opportunity to work closely with Moshe Feldenkrais during his work with children in the last years of his teaching. The story of Elizabeth is a child who began with Moshe and continued with Anat, demonstrating the ability to improve beyond everyone’s expectations.
For over 30 years Anat has had enormous success in working with children with special needs and has developed her own approach from her experience and understanding. Anat has been a force in changing the trajectory of development for hundreds of children with many different kinds of challenges.
Kids Beyond Limits is her personal account of what, why and how advantageous this natural learning process is for children with special needs and their families.
“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.”
– Norman Doidge, MD author of The Brain that Changes Itself
“One of the most important discoveries of the past 30 years of my work with children who have special needs — working with everything from autism to genetic disorders — is the amazingly positive results that become possible when we shift from trying to get the child to do what it can’t do to helping that child’s brain get the information it requires to be able to do new things.” Read More…
Anat writes in another article
“New scientific research has created break though possibilities of helping the child on the Autism spectrum by reducing the brain’s compulsivity and helping it become the brilliant brain it is built to be. For that we need to stop trying to “fix” the child and start creating conditions that help the child’s own brain to do its job better.” Read More…