The Masgutova Method® is a set of programs focused on the restoration and maturation of primary movements, reflexes, coordination systems, skills for optimal performance of natural mechanisms, developmental processes, brain functioning, and sensory-motor integration. You can read more about Reflexes and MNRI HERE.
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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.
The Dynamic & Postural Reflex Integration course provides the foundation for professionals and parents to understand the importance of primary motor reflex pattern maturation, why a reflex might not be integrated, the impact a non-integrated reflex can have, and the MNRI techniques designed to assess and integrate reflexes. Primary motor reflex patterns emerge along a predictable developmental continuum, with each successive reflex emerging to secure a child’s survival and protection as his system matures and advances. When adequately engaged, each reflex anchors neurologically more deeply a physiological, emotional and psychological sense of security, freeing an infant to focus on exploring, learning, and fully advancing through all stages of primary motor reflex maturation. It is through this complete integration process that primary motor reflex patterns form the foundation for related motor reflex schemes (sitting up, crawling, walking, etc) to mature and for each of us to reach our full potential over time, anchoring emotional and behavioral regulation, and advancing motor, communication, and cognitive learning. Congenital disorders or traumatic events that occur in utero, at birth, or anytime after birth can interrupt the activation, maturation and integration of a primary motor reflex pattern. Depending upon the number of reflexes impacted and the maturational deficits of each impacted reflex, a broad spectrum of life challenges can occur.
The MNRI® Dynamic and Postural Reflex Integration course explores:
Learning Objectives: MNRI® Dynamic and Postural Reflex Integration
10. Compare and contrast dynamic and postural motor reflex patterns found in the coronal, sagital and axial body plane coordination systems.
11. Analyze the reflex integration Process:
12. Define the links with facilitating and opposing reflexes
13. Describe the connection to emotional and behavioral regulation and personality development.
14. Describe reflexes as the fundamental foundation for optimal motor, communication and cognitive learning and growth.
15. Describe how to implement MNRI assessment techniques to determine the integration state of each primary motor reflex pattern.
16. Explain the norms of automatic motor development based on the assessment metrics presented in Shirley’s Scales of Motion Development (1986) and Frankenburg and Doss’s Scale of Motion Habits (1986).
17. Explain, demonstrate and identify:
18. Demonstrate how to implement the MNRI techniques to integrate each primary motor reflex pattern.
19. Analyze and define the Foot/Leg Reflex Patterns for Babinski, Foot Tendon Guard, Leg Cross Flexion-Extension, Automatic Gait and Bauer Crawling and its effect on receptive and expressive language skills.
20. Demonstrate the effective integrative exercises for Babinski, Foot Tendon Guard, Leg Cross Flexion-Extension, Automatic Gait and Bauer Crawling.
21. Analyze and define the Core or Gross Motor Coordination Reflex Patterns for Spinal Galant, Spinal Perez, Trunk Extension, Bauer Crawling and its effects on auditory processing,
22. Demonstrate the effective integrative exercises for Spinal Galant, Spinal Perez, Trunk Extension, Bauer Crawling and its effect on auditory processing, communication and expressive language.
23. Analyze and define the Reflex Patterns for Trauma, Protection & Survival including Moro Embrace, Fear Paralysis, Hands Supporting
24. Demonstrate the effective integrative exercises for Moro Embrace, Fear Paralysis, Hands Supporting
25. Analyze and define the Reflex Patterns for Emotional Stability, Fear, and Depression including Bonding, Spinal Perez, Fear Paralysis, Moro, Trunk Extension, and Landau.
26. Demonstrate the effective integrative exercises for Bonding, Spinal Perez, Fear Paralysis, Moro, Trunk Extension, and Landau.
27. Demonstrate how these individual corrective programs can be used to enhance overall emotional, motivational, cognitive, communication and motor challenges in a daily practice.
28. Apply through demonstration and hands-on-practice the MNRI techniques designed to activate and integrate primary motor reflex patterns.
29. Describe through course discussion and instructor demonstration how to deal with unique and challenging client situations using MNRI method techniques.
30. Demonstrate for course instructor the ability to appropriately apply integration procedures for each primary motor reflex pattern.
31. Demonstrate course knowledge to create and apply an individual MNRI program for clients with various challenges.
32. Apply the MNRI pre-assessment techniques to identify dysfunctional primary motor reflex patterns.
33. Complete an individual MNRI program based on assessment results and targeted individual challenges.
34. Explain with client family the potential impact the individualized program can have on:
35. Describe, evaluate, and develop strategies to incorporate the use of the MNRI Dynamic and Postural Reflex Integration course content into daily client and home practice.
Hour 1: Movement as basis of Natural Development
Hour 2-3: Masgutova Method™ of Neruosensorimotor Reflex Integration
Lunch 1 hour
Hour 4: Reflexes as the Neuro-Physiological Basis for Development of Infant Movements
Hours 5-6: Body Motor Coordination Systems and Brain Levels.
Hours 7-8: Explain MNRI® Reflex Assessment
Hour 1: Dynamic and Postural Infant Reflex patterns Integration-Right/Left Motor Coordination System.
Hours 2-3: Dynamic Reflexes: Robinson Hand Grasp Reflex
Hour 4: Hands Pulling Reflex
Lunch 1 hour
Hour 5-6: Babinski Reflex
Hour 7: Postural Reflexes: ATNR and Bonding
Hour 8: Integration of Reflex patterns within Right-Left Body Sides MCS.
Hour 1: Dynamic and Postural Infant Reflex patterns Integration-Up-Down Motor Coordination System
Hour 2-3: Dynamic Reflexes: Automatic Gait, Bauer Crawling
Hour 4: Moro Embrace Reflex
Lunch 1 hour
Hours 5-6: Postural Reflexes (Hands Supporting Reflex and Landau Reflex)
Hour 7: Other Reflexes: Pavlov Orientation Reflex
Hour 8: Integration of Reflex patterns within Up and Down Body Sides MCS
Hour 1: Dynamic and Postural Infant Reflex patterns Integration-Front-Back Motor Coordination System
Hours 2-3: Dynamic Reflexes: Spinal Gallant and Spinal Pereze Reflexes
Hour 4: Postural Reflexes: Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex
Lunch 1 hour
Hours 5-6: Trunk Extension Reflex and Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex
Hour 7: Integration of Reflex patterns within Front-Back Body Sides MCS
Hour 8: Implementation of Reflex Development and techniques in therapy practices
Financial Disclosure: Suzanne Amanor-Wilks receives a stipend based upon an enrollment percentage.
Non-financial Disclosure: No relevant relationship exists.
No relevant relationship exists.
Course Disclosure: The Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute has developed and patented a licensed technology trademarked as MNRI®. Because there are no other like-kind products available, course offerings will only cover information that pertains to the effective and safe use of the above-named products. This presentation will focus exclusively on MNRI® and will not include information on other similar or related products or services.
Special Needs Requests: If you require special accommodations, please notify SMEI at firstname.lastname@example.org at the time of registration so that needed accommodations can be made prior to the course.
Course Completion Requirements: This course is not approved for partial credit. Participants must attend the course in its entirety to receive continuing education units.
Speech Language Pathologists, Speech Language Pathologist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Educators, Psychologists, Physicians, Massage Therapists, Mental Health Counselors, Other Health Care Providers, Parents.
Courses are subject to cancellation due to lack of minimum required participants registered for the course within 21 days of the course start date. Full refunds will be issued if the course is canceled due to the low number of attendees.
We recommend that attendees who will be flying do not purchase their flight until after the 21 day window has elapsed to avoid a nonrefundable circumstance with the airline. SMEI is not liable for any ticket costs related to the course being canceled. SMEI is not liable for any costs related to transportation (airline tickets, train, taxi, etc) due to the cancellation of an event.
Participants who wish to transfer registration and payment to another
SMEI course may do so up to 21 days prior with no penalty. If within the
21 days, a 10% administration fee will be charged.
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Course Hours: 32
CEUs: This course is offered for 3.2 ASHA CEUs
(Introductory level, Professional area)
This course is offered for 3.2 AOTA CEUs / 32 Contact Hours
(Introductory level; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention)
CE Hours: This course is offered for 32 NCBTMB CE Hours