Help a Child Thrive

May 3, 2017 - Posted by Lara
Written By Lara Gillease Children thrive when they are healthy, feel safe and are in learning mode (also known in the Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement as having their Learning Switch on). You can learn to recognize whether a child’s Learning Switch ... » Read More

The Thriving Child

April 12, 2017 - Posted by Lara
Written By Lara Gillease A father brought me his four-year old son, Brian, who has cerebral palsy. Despite having had traditional therapy since he was an infant, he didn’t roll over, sit up, crawl, walk, or talk. At Brian’s first Anat Baniel ... » Read More

Promote Learning

December 13, 2016 - Posted by Lara
     Written By Lara Gillease Anat Baniel was working for the first time with a 21-month-old boy diagnosed on the autism spectrum. He would forcefully arch his back and throw his head backwards whenever he was awake. He did this ... » Read More

Vacation EVERY DAY

November 28, 2016 - Posted by Lara
Written By Lara Gillease Life was going well. Everything was in place. Sarah loved her family, her work, her home, but something just made it all feel monotonous. Why did she feel like she was just going through the motions? Why ... » Read More

Is Your Child Learning?

November 9, 2016 - Posted by Lara
Written By Lara Gillease A healthy infant and young child spends most of his time exploring movement and learning to move in new ways like rolling over, going from lying to sitting, crawling, talking, self-feeding, standing, and walking. A special needs ... » Read More

Picking Up Your Child

July 13, 2016 - Posted by Lara
Most people pick up an infant or child when he is lying down on his back by lifting him through the middle. But there is a way that is safer and stress-free for the child and sets him up for ... » Read More

Try It, You’ll Like It

May 31, 2016 - Posted by Lara
I regularly talk with families who have a special needs child and parents are continually trying to understand how the Anat Baniel Method (ABM) NeuroMovement works. They see it work with their child, but don’t understand what their child is ... » Read More

Grant Recipient for Special Needs Child

January 10, 2015 - Posted by Lara
Lara Gillease is a recipient of a grant to do the Anat Baniel Method with a special needs child whose family is in financial need. She is honored to be one of ten practitioners in 2014 to be recognized in ... » Read More

Is Your Child Learning? Part 1- Movement with Attention

April 20, 2014 - Posted by Lara
As a parent of a special needs child, one major goal is to elicit your child to “learn”, and as the parent, recognize and support that learning. Anat Baniel, the founder and director of the Anat Baniel Method (also known ... » Read More

How A Special Needs Child Learns New Skills

February 15, 2013 - Posted by Lara
I am often asked, “How can my special needs child learn to do things he or she is not currently doing? Such as rolling over, sitting up, talking, walking….” When a giraffe is born within just a few minutes it ... » Read More