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 MNRI® Dysfunctional and Pathological Reflex Re-Patterning and Integration course expands a practitioner's understanding of the nervous system, focusing on how automaticity, the vestibular, proprioceptive, and gravity systems are contributing to the existing pathology or dysfunction of each reflex. This knowledge helps practitioners diagnose systems, establish priorities when creating programs and adjust exercises to meet specific needs allowing for faster results in complex individuals. Each of the infant and birth reflexes will be revisited and variations and adaptations will be demonstrated in detail, along with several other reflexes not covered in the introductory course. The MNRI reflex assessment tool will be explained in detail. Students will be encouraged to incorporate this tool into their practice, allowing them to gain proficiency in diagnosing and scoring over time. It is essential that students have attended a conference prior to taking the course and have seen this tool in practice. This is an advanced course that assumes students are proficient in all basic D & P techniques and have an understanding of the neurological relationships between the oral-facial, tactile, archetypal, visual and acoustic reflexes; as well as, the role that MNRI neuro-structural therapy plays in normalizing the protective response of the nervous system.
NOTE: This is not a course for parents or caregivers, as many different adaptations will be explored, beyond what is being prescribed for their child. Parents wanting to gain this valuable understanding are encouraged to make an appointment with a core provider or register their child for a MNRI conference. In this way, all the information they receive will pertain directly to their child’s individual situation. Short of this, parents are always welcome to attend monthly webinars. The instructor is not allowed to diagnose or offer specific suggestions of therapeutic interventions for children not under their care.
Learning Objectives: MNRI® Dysfunctional and Pathological Reflex Repatterning and Integration
Hour 1: Foundation of MNRI®
Hour 2: Embryonic development and the chronological development of Reflexes
Hour 3: The anatomy of a reflex and the vestibular system and the RAS
Lunch 1 hour
Hours 4-5: The relationship between cranial nerves, CNS and PNS and the autonomic nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic)
Hour 6: The symmetry system and its importance in measuring movement in the nervous system
Hour 7: Introduction to the spinal reflexes Postural control and balance
Hour 8: Review of Perez reflex
Hours 1-2: The Proprioceptive system, anatomy and communication with Vestibular system.
Hour 3: The Enteric Nervous system and how it functions
Lunch 1 hour
Hour 4: The intersection of vestibular and proprioceptive systems and how they influence tone throughout the body
Hours 5-6: Adaptive Techniques
Hour 7: Practicing ATNR techniques
Hour 8: Neurotransmitters and the enteric nervous system, excitation and inhibition
Hour 1: The vertical canal, postural uprightnesss
Hours 2-3: Repatterining Trunk Extension and all its functional variations
Lunch 1 hour
Hour 4: Injuries that impact spinal reflexes and motor movements
Hours 5-6: Foot Reflexes
Hour 7: Inter-hemispheric integration learning disabilities and mental illness
Hour 8: Sequential Side Rotation and Spinning Reflexes
Hour 1: The role of the Pons in higher learning and development
Hour 2: Passive Legs Cross Flexion, Anti-Gravity Legs Cross Flexion, and passive Thomas Auto Gait.
Hour 3: STNR and Head
Lunch 1 hour
Hour 4: Hands Supporting adaptive techniques for hypo and hyper tonal
Hour 5: Hands Pulling automaticity, Head Lag, Feeding
Hour 6: Hands Grasp, working with the hands independently
Hour 7: Sequential Hands Opening and Closing, Thumb release and sequential arm opening
Hour 8: Final questions and review
Financial Disclosure: Dawn Burnell-Powers 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.
*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, Pay Pal may also charge the participant an additional 2.5% transaction fee (processing fee). Refund by check is available upon request. For questions contact us.
Course Hours: 32
CEUs: This course is offered for 3.2 ASHA CEUs
(Advanced level, Professional area)
This course is offered for 3.2 AOTA CEUs / 32 Contact Hours
(Advanced; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention)
CE Hours: This course is offered for 32 NCBTMB CE Hours