The mission of the Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute (SMEI) is to provide health, wellness and educational professionals, parents, and caregivers with non-invasive techniques to address maturational, developmental, and life challenges.
Svetlana Masgutova, Ph.D is the originator of the Masgutova Method®, a comprehensive set of programs that focus motor reflex and sensory system integration. Dr. Masgutova developed the Masgutova Method following her graduate and doctoral work in Russia where she had access to a broad cross section of pioneering Russian research, and after attending to the survivors of the Ufa train accident, where hundreds of people, many of them children, perished or were severely injured and traumatized.
Since 1989, Dr. Masgutova has been researching the influence of motor reflex and sensory integration on the different aspects of motor, communication and cognitive development, and emotional and behavioral regulation, to the great benefit of those who have accessed her knowledge and approach. Dr. Masgutova’s organization has served over 85,000 children and adults spanning 25 countries, including Russia, Poland, Germany, France, Canada, Hong Kong, and the United States. The organization has also sponsored over 50 Family Educational Conferences and has trained over 8,000 MNRI students, parents, and caregivers.
It is through this work that Dr. Masgutova has come to understand that …the integration of early movements is the key to successful development, joyful learning and a happy life.”
We invite you to learn more about Dr. Masgutova, the scientific underpinnings that shaped her MNRI Method and the catastrophic event that brought everything together for the formation of the Masgutova Method. In addition we have included basic information about the current Masgutova team structure and answers to the most commonly asked questions.