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I can often help infants and children, teens and young adults “wake up” their brains by using specific and intentional ABM hands-on movement to communicate with the young brain so it learns to navigate past any limitations.

What does a child’s lesson look like?

Comfort and security are all-important, so bring to the lesson whatever helps your child to feel comfortable and safe. When she feels safe, we can start to create new connections, to enter the place where change is possible.

A child’s lesson is typically 30 to 45 minutes long because this matches her young brain’s optimal capacity to learn. Depending on your child and her condition, I usually schedule two lessons a day with a break in between. A series of lessons—typically six to ten over a three- or four-day period—provides reinforcement and can quickly transform her into a spontaneous and effective learner.

Dress her in clothing that feels good and allows her to move freely. You may bring a snack, a drink, extras if she uses a bottle. Children can become very hungry or tired in between lessons—this is good, because it shows that her brain is working hard.

“Ada loves to go see Mary. It’s her
therapy for her brain, her heart, her soul.”
                                                —Ada’s mom

Children with these conditions have benefitted from ABM

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and youth sports injuries like concussions
  • Stroke
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Sensory Integration Dysfunction
  • Scoliosis
  • CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
  • Genetic & Chromosomal Disorders such as Down Syndrome
  • ADHD and other learning disabilities
  • Brachial plexus injuries and other birth injuries
  • Developmental Delays
  • Premature Infants
  • Failure-to-Thrive Infants

    “To create real changes and possibilities
    for our children, the answer is in the
                                           —Anat Baniel

Mary Kliwinski, Certified ABM Practitioner
Mary@DiscoverywithMovement.com          Call or Text 267.228.7313

Private Lessons & Group Classes in 3 Locations: Bucks County/Philadelphia - Pittsburgh - Nashville



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