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MNRI® Toolbox for Dyslexia

Dates: November 16-17, 2019
Dates: Registration at 8:30am, course begins at 9am
Location: Rogers,, AR
Address: Candlewood Suites 4601 W Rozell St, Rogers, AR 72756
Instructor: Patricia Shackleford
Local Area  
Coordinator: Heather Taylor
Email: heather@taylored-therapies.com
Phone: 4799033488

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.


MNRI® Toolbox for Dyslexia
Neurosensorimotor Techniques for Individuals with Learning Challenges

Learning Objectives:   MNRI® Toolbox for Dyslexia

Describe how Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration provides the basis for the successful support of individuals with dyslexia and supports positive changes in motor, behavioral and emotional responses and cognitive/academic tasks.

  1. Explain the behavioral-cognitive links in individuals with challenges and how “anchors” are created based on natural innate mechanisms of neurodevelopment and neuroplasticity for formation of the inner control.
  2. Explain the theory of the neurophysiology of how a reflex circuit functions and links with dyslexia and limits “studying abilities”.
  3. Describe the rules applied to and create behavioral-cognitive anchors through reflex repatterning including the HPA axis.
  4. Demonstrate reflexes from a standing position and how they directly effect the development of imitation, inner control mechanisms for cognitive, physical and emotions skills needed for:

Open for Learning: Greeting the body

Motor Control: Copying from the board and handwriting

Ability to Listen: Note taking, lessen distraction of background

Reading with Ease: Better retention, Ease of eye movements, comprehension

Writing: Getting Ideas on paper, Ability to find the right word, organizational skills

Spelling: Differentiation of similar sounds, visualizing words

Spatial-Temporal: Left-right differentiation, telling time, orientation in space

Selective-Perception Focusing: Figure-ground, Focus control

Memory: Sequences, Time tables, Names

Thinking: Speed of internalization, Ability to study, focus, memorize, and think

Creativity-Motivation: Motivation to succeed, Self-expression, Emotional coherence

  1. Explore how these reflexes are involved in motor programming and control, and emotional and behavioral responses.
  2. Describe the basis for the development of inner control, cognitive fine motor coordination, speech, self-regulation, and self-management through role-playing games.
  3. Explain why protection, fear and amygdala interactions as a reason for challenging behavior.
  4. Demonstrate methods to facilitate non-cortical (non-classical) auditory perception and processing using developmental potentials of basal ganglia, thalamus and amygdala through reflex patterns development.
  5. Explain the basis for the formation of motor-cognitive coordination and fine motor skills: cognitive differentiation-memory anchoring, hand-eye, hands-auditory-articulation system, and auditory-vestibular system.
  6. Demonstrate examples of games and activities to enhance the MNRI® process integration exercises in an interesting and motivating manner.
  7. Apply knowledge gained in this class to develop individual programs using this MNRI® Program to repattern, activate, and integrate these standing reflex patterns.
  8. Apply knowledge gained in this class on how to use the Dyslexia Solution Flower to integrate reflexes that are not supporting growth and development of cognitive, emotional, and physical skills.
  9. Describe the rules for creating the links between reflex circuit functions (automaticity level) and skills (consciously programmed, planned and controlled) to base the learning process on natural sensorimotor patterns to make it productive, easier and reliable in stress.
  10. Apply the following standing or sitting reflex patterns to help find the individualized Toolbox for Dyslexia:Trunk Extension, Spinning, ATNR, STNR, Sound Directions Game, Acoustic-Stapedius-Game, Acoustic-Stapedius tapping, Visual circles, Horizontal eye tacking, Convergence-Divergence, Hands Supporting, Segmental Rolling, DANCE for developing the skill to identify Yesterday-Tomorrow, Hands Grasp, Babkin Palmomental, Game-Finger Differentiation, Tongue-Eye coordination, Head Righting, Trunk Extension, Spinal Galant, Mouth Spine Rotation, Grounding, Cross lateral Archetype Moves, Bauer Crawling, Bonding Embracing Squeeze, and Landau.

Course Agenda:

Day 1

Hour 1: Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration

Hour 2: Behavioral-cognitive links in individuals with challenges

Hour 3: Reflex circuit functioning

Lunch 1 hour

Hours 4-6: Reflex patterns

Hours 7-8: Reflexes from a standing position

Day 2

Hours 1-3: Auditory perception and processing through reflex patterns development

Hour 4: Basis for the formation of motor-cognitive coordination and fine motor skills

Lunch 1 hour

Hour 5: Protection, fear and amygdala interactions as a reason for challenging behavior

Hours 6-8: Individual programs using this MNRI® Program

Financial Disclosure: Patricia Shackleford 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 events@masgutovamethod.com 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.

Target audience:
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.

SMEI Cancellation and Refund Policy

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 will receive a full refund for registration cancellation up to 21 days prior to the course.
  • A 10% administration charge will be retained for cancellations within 15-20 days prior to the course.
  • A 25% administration charge will be retained for cancellations within 14 days prior to the course.
Transferring Policy

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.
*Participant must have selected the course they wish to transfer to at the time of the request. All refunds will be held until the transfer course has been selected. 

* A 2.5% transaction fee (processing fee) will be withheld on all refunds that were processed using credit card/Pay Pal. If a participant wishes the refund to be paid directly to their account via credit card/Pay Pal, the participant will be charged an additional 2.5% transaction fee (processing fee). Refund by check is available upon request. For questions contact us.

Course Hours: 16

CEUs: This course is offered for 1.6 ASHA CEUs
(Introductory level, Professional area)
This course is offered for 1.6 AOTA CEUs / 16 Contact Hours
(Introductory; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention)

CE Hours: This course is offered for 16 NCBTMB CE Hours