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July 2012

Mary McCutcheon

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I was very excited to be able to watch your work with Daniel at your clinic in Glendale. After your first intensive weekend with him I noticed right away in my sessions back at his school that he was able to move his left hand more clearly and with better intent. He also used his voice in a less restrained way and was much more playful expressing himself. During the session I observed Daniel was able to come up using a rotational pattern onto his knees. Again this appeared very effortless compared to the way he is used to moving.

Mary McCutcheon, Physical Therapist

Jennifer Thayer

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Therapy has been center in our life of battling the cerebral palsy affecting our son’s motor and communication development. We have tried it all and it fills Roa’s life. It is a daily struggle to manage therapy and doctor appointments.

Upon meeting Pati, we knew the ABM approach was going to be a good one. Pati interacts with Roa as a PERSON. She respects his need for space, honors his attempts at communication (even in the form of a tantrum), engages him in full attention to his own movement, and approaches him in a gentle, playful way. Pati not only helps Roa gain more awareness of his place in space, but she empowers us as parents by modeling for us the ways we can assist Roa on his path to independence. Since our intensive program with Pati, we have slowed down our aggressive schedule. We have seen little changes in Roa that mean so much- Roa exploring movement of his tongue, trunk, and arms that we have not seen before. He seems to be a bit more comfortable within his body.

We look forward to our next set of sessions with Pati where we, as a family, gain more awareness of our actions and how they affect development both inside and out.

~ Jennifer Thayer, mother to Roa, 4, diagnosis quadraspastic cerebral palsy

Erin Lemieux

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For my son with autism, the focus of therapy was always on the big three: communication, behaviors, and social interaction. No one seemed to notice how he moved; how limited he was. Except me. I thought it must not be that important. Then I discovered the Anat Baniel Method™ and that movement was, in fact, the key we had been missing all along. After a few short lessons with Pati, my son was choosing positions and movements he never had before. This was a subtle, but amazing shift in his options for experiencing the world, feeding his brain with new information and possibilities and creating gains in the other areas as an almost-magical side effect. Definitely the most impactful therapy so far. Looking forward to our next series.

Erin Lemieux