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MNRI® Basal Ganglia Reflex Integration

Dates: February 15-17, 2020
Dates: Registration at 8:30am, course begins at 9am
Location: Orlando, FL
Address: Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute
Address:  6275 Hazeltine National Dr, Orlando, FL 32822
Local Area  
Coordinator: Jessica Rife
Email: jessica@masgutovafoundation.org
Phone: 352-494-9829

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.


Learner Objectives: MNRI® Basal Ganglia Reflex Integration

  1. Explain neurosensorimotor reflex integration as the basis for the successful support of functions of the basal ganglia seen in positive changes in motor, behavioral and emotional responses and cognitive hands-on tasks.
  2. Explain the behavioral-cognitive links in individuals with challenges and create the "anchors" based on natural innate mechanisms of neurodevelopment and neuroplasticity for formation of the inner control.
  3. Explain the rules and basis for creating these behavioral-cognitive anchors through reflex patterns repatterning.
  4. Describe the following reflexes patterns and their specific involvement in the development of imitation and inner control mechanisms and cognitive skills: Core Tendon Guard in Flexion and Extension, Hands Pulling, Robinson Hands Grasp, Hands Supporting, Babkin Palmomental, Abdominal Physiological, Foot Grasp, Babinski, Sequential Rolling and Spinning, Gravity, Balancing, Grounding and Stability, Head Righting Ocular and Labyrinthine, Ocular-Vestibular, Ocular-Kinetic, Swallowing, and others.
  5. Explain the following reflexes patterns and their specific involvement in the development of mirror cells determining the work of imitation mechanisms: Breathing (pandiculation), Vestibular reflexes activation, oral-motor patterns; and leveling reflexes: Eye Leveling, Vestibular Leveling, TMJ Leveling, and Auditory System Leveling.
  6. Describe how reflexes patterns are involved in motor programming and control, and emotional and behavioral responses.
  7. Explain how reflexes patterns are involved in inner control and in the social behavior system.
  8. Describe the basis for the development of inner control, cognitive fine motor coordination, speech, self-regulation, and self-management through role-play games.
  9. Explain the basis for the formation of primary coordination: kinesthetic memory-emotional response; Moro and Fear Paralysis and protection; positive memory activation and creating anchors; and protection, fear, and amygdala relations as the reason for challenging behavior.
  10. Explain how the facilitation of non-cortical (non-classical) auditory perception and processing requires the activation of the developmental potentials of the basal ganglia, thalamus, and amygdala through reflex patterns development.
  11. 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.
  12. Demonstrate examples of games and activities to enhance the MNRI® process of integration exercises in an interesting and motivating manner including the use of metaphors for limbic system and basal ganglia.
  13. Explain the correlation of reflex patterns, emotions, behavior and learning skills.
  14. Describe appropriate strategies to incorporate the use of the MNRI Reflex Integration and the Basal Ganglia Program in daily practice.
  15. Demonstrate and apply supervised hands-on-training to conduct assessments using this MNRI® Program to discover nonintegrated or immature reflex patterns causing protective responses and emotional and behavioral challenges.
  16. Create individual programs using this MNRI® Program to repattern, activate, and integrate specific reflex patterns.
  17. Describe specific techniques to activate reflex patterns for positive changes in body structure, posture, and movements, emotional and cognitive presence, and behavior.
  18. Apply this MNRI® Program to develop individual corrective programs based on assessment techniques and exercises for integration of given reflexes to enhance overall emotional, motivational, behavioral, and motor challenges.
  19. 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 offer productive, easier and reliable learning in stress.
  20. Summarize course activities and discuss how to apply MNRI® Reflex Patterns in the daily practice of Speech and Language/Auditory Therapy.
  21. Analyze how the information in this program can be adjusted to use with children and adults with challenges, as: Autism, Asperger syndrome, hyperactivity (ADHD, ADD), selective mutism, emotional disorders, post-traumatic stress and PTSD, speech delays and pathologies, sensory processing disorder, learning challenges (dyslexia, dyscalculia and other), intellectual development problems, bipolar, genetic disorders, brain injuries, post-stroke pathologies, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, cerebral palsy and other.

Course Agenda:

Day 1

Hour 1: Neurosensorimotor reflex integration as the basis for the successful support of functions of the basal ganglia

Hour 2: Behavioral-cognitive links in individuals with challenges

Hour 3: Rules and basis for creating these behavioral-cognitive anchors

Lunch 1 hour

Hours 4-6: Reflexes patterns and their specific involvement in development

Hour 7-8: Reflexes patterns and their specific involvement in the development of mirror cells

Day 2

Hour 1: Reflexes patterns involvement in motor programming

Hour 2-3: Reflex patterns involvement in inner control and in the social behavior system

Hour 4: Basis for development

Lunch 1 hour

Hour 5-6: Basis for the formation of primary coordination

Hour 7: Facilitation of non-cortical (non-classical) auditory perception and processing

Hour 8: Basis for the formation of motor-cognitive coordination and fine motor skills

Day 3

Hour 1-2: Correlation of reflex patterns, emotions, behavior and learning skills

Hour 3: Nonintegrated or immature reflex patterns

Lunch 1 hour

Hour 4-6: Individual programs

Hour 7: Rules for creating the links

Hour 8: Summarize course activities

Financial Disclosure: 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, 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: 24

CEUs: This course is offered for 2.4 ASHA CEUs
(Introductory level, Professional area)
This course is offered for 2.4 AOTA CEUs / 24 Contact Hours
(Introductory; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention)

CE Hours: This course is offered for 24 NCBTMB CE Hours

Current training level required: Level 1
Prerequisite Classes:
  • MNRI® Dynamic and Postural Reflex Integration
Any 2 additional classes are also required
For any questions regarding prerequisites, please contact us.
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