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Articles: Special Needs

Waking Up James

When I first met seven-year-old James, he showed definite signs of autistic behavior: no eye contact, random speech, inability…   Continued...

Author: Charlotte Palumbo    |    Filed under: Balance and Falling  Special Needs  

The Feldenkrais Method with Atypical Children

For the past several years, Feldenkrais® Practitioner, Linda Flanders, has been working with atypical children; those who have complex…   Continued...

Filed under: Children  Special Needs  

The Feldenkrais Method for Children with Cerebral Palsy

The first scholarly research paper on the use of the Feldenkrais Method® with children was written by Chava Selhav…   Continued...

Filed under: Children  Special Needs  

Regaining Balance

She couldn’t run. She couldn’t keep her balance. Even walking became difficult. For the last 33 years, Holly S.…   Continued...

Filed under: Balance and Falling  Special Needs  

Moving in Spite of Post-Polio Syndrome

Being a polio survivor and self-propelling a wheelchair for 40-plus years can leave one with lots of shoulder problems.…   Continued...

Filed under: Special Needs  

Movement as a Model of Learning

“It has always been my dream to introduce Feldenkrais® to the schools’ main curriculum, as a subject in its…   Continued...

Filed under: Children  Special Needs  

Healing the Heart: the Feldenkrais Part

Kenn Chase has been on the leading edge of treatment programs for people with heart disease for almost 20…   Continued...

Filed under: Special Needs  

Developing the Whole Child

Feldenkrais® practitioner Kathy Yates vividly remembers the first time she heard one of her young students with special needs…   Continued...

Author: Barbara Forbes, GCFP    |    Filed under: Children  Special Needs  

A Case in Persistence and Learning

Jan is one of those people who just doesn’t take no for an answer, even when it comes from…   Continued...

Author: Pat Buchanan, PhD, ATC, PT, GCFT    |    Filed under: Introduction  The Back  Balance and Falling  Chronic Pain  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Recovery  The Shoulders  Special Needs  Walking  

Awareness Through Movement® Classes at a Nursing Home

“What you can do you can imagine, and what you can imagine you can do.”  – Moshe Feldenkrais

Over…   Continued...

Author: Louise Vesper, GCFP    |    Filed under: ATM Lessons  The Elder Citizen  Special Needs  

ATM Classes for Persons with Multiple Sclerosis

The Southern California Chapter of the MS Society has been running an Awareness Through Movement® class almost continuously since…   Continued...

Filed under: Special Needs  

An Interview with Anat Baniel

Anat Baniel is world-renowned for her Feldenkrais® work with children. In this interview, she clarifies many questions about the…   Continued...

Filed under: Children  Special Needs  

A Dynamic Systems Approach: A Revolutionary Perspective on Childhood Development Theory

For at least half a century, the prevailing idea of childhood development has been that the basic sequence of…   Continued...

Author: Ann Harman, GCFP    |    Filed under: Children  Special Needs  Walking  

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