The Attitude that Works is my phrase for a concept taught explicitly by the Autism Treatment Center of America and The Option Institute. What they call the attitude consists of four parts:
When I am with the child I am energetic. I've been doing this long enough that this no longer feels like a moment-by-moment choice, though I know that it is. When I enter the room to be with the child and for the duration of my time with that child I am not tired, I do not think about things unrelated to the lesson, I am there to be of se...
One question I am regularly asked is why movement for autism? For me movement is a no-brainer – no pun intended. This week alone I will spend five nights dancing, two nights training gymnastics, several hours playing cello, my first class in Krav Maga, an hour or more spent swinging kettle bells, an hour practicing saber, and at leas...
At Move Autism we work with child with two interrelated methods - movement and attitude. We have found that movement to train the brain is one of the most important things that can be done to help a child outgrow an autism diagnosis. The brain is constantly reorganizing the body. The brain re-organizes the body -- including digestion, emotions, thinking, and kinesthetic movement -- many times every second. Consequently, movement training is an extraordinarily useful way to train the nervous system of a child with autism. As specific movement patterns improve the brain becomes more organized and lots of other things improve, too! The second set of tools for overcoming autism that we practice and teach are all about attitude. We start from seeing autism as an opportunity and celebrate ...
Robin will be at the Bay Area Autism Outreach Conference on October 28th. Excited for the double line-up of speakers on movement/neurology and diet/digestion. Excited to meet so many professionals pursuing different aspects of autism and so many parents enthusiastic to help their children. The Bay Area Autism Outreach Conference is an anual convention, gathering the best of autism approaches from around the country to Palo Alto, CA for a full day (8am until 5pm) of speakers and presenters. This year there are two separate speaking tracks - one on neurology, biology, and movement therapy and the other on digestion and nutrition. To learn more visit the Bay Area Autism Outreach Conference website.
We've created a testimonial to showcase how much Zach has improved in 6 months! Do you have a child with autism? I would love to be creating another testimonial about the amazing progress of your child six months from today! To learn more about Zach and his progression take a look at his case study!
I’m really excited! I am going to be teaching an autism-focused experiential workshop. I’ve been looking for ways to teach parents the principles of the Anat Baniel Method and the Option Philosophy when I am not seeing their children. I also want more practice teaching groups! Thus, I am offering a ninety-minute workshop on the principles of learning applied to autism. There will be movement for you to do, exercises to practice at home, a unique combination of the Option Process and the Anat Baniel Method, and time spent addressing your particular challenges and questions.