Autistic Boy Quiets, Learns to Listen

Posted: May 28th, 2013 | Category: News | 0 comment

When this boy and I started working together he did not want to interact! In our first couple of lessons the most he would allow was for me to hold one end of a slinky while he held the other stretched out across the room. By making a game of this we quickly developed a rapport such that by the end of 10 lessons we were creating patterns on the guitar and with our voices, and then tapping them out together on his body.


Notice in the first 30 seconds of the video how much he is allowing me to fold his body.

Robin Zander is an Anat Baniel Method practitioner who works with children with special needs in San Francisco and around the world. Learn more at

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