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MNRI® NeuroTactile, Primary Motor and Reflex Integration (Advanced)

Dates: April 9-11, 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.

MNRI® NeuroTactile, Primary Motor and Reflex Integration (Advanced) 

  1. Describe the Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI®) processes for activating the innate nature of the sensory-motor reflex. 
  2. Explain the NeuroTactile integration processes and activation of sensory-motor reflex patterns to alleviate negative physical and psychological effects of stress. 
  3. Explain the neurophysiological and psychological dynamics for the development of the tactile system. 
  4. Describe why the brain engages in protection/survival versus learning and development. 
  5. Describe the NeuroTactile strategy which optimizes the brainstem, relaxes the defensive reflexes, and opens the entire system for healthy cognitive, social, and motor development. 
  6. Explain the process of skin and tactility development from time in utero and the origins of the nervous, cardiovascular, and immune systems. 
  7. Describe the three layers of skin and how they affect the sensory processing and the development of the nervous system. 
  8. Explain how this program regulates the functions of different receptors and dermatomes in the skin and why this is important for cognitive development.
  9. Describe how skin receptors affect the neurophysiological bases for the development of the reflex arcs and circuits. 
  10. Explain how skin is the main organ for the sense of touch and how it is related to the healthy development of cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills.
  11. Describe the connection between the deep sensibility system and  proprioception with muscular system and motor control.
  12. Explain the neurophysiological functioning of the tactile system and its connection to the brain, spinal cord, and nerve network.
  13. Explain the Core flexion-extension mechanisms which correlate with the protection (freezing response -flexion) and survival (fight and flight - extension) strategies of the brain.
  14. Discuss how the HPA stress-axis and release of non-productive protection tendencies, optimizes the tactile sensation of the front and back of the body to maximize the primary motor coordination.
  15. Explain the Righting Reflex patterns (Stretch and Trunk Extension Reflex patterns) and its effects on learning.
  16. Explain the proper techniques of Rotational movements of limbs to create flexibility and the release of ligament guard response.
  17. Explain how homologous movements (to support bilateral links of the tactile system) serve for the Hands Pulling, Hands Grasp, and Hands Supporting reflex patterns and how it effects expressive language.
  18. Explain how homolateral movements support reflex patterns to activate one-sided motions,
  19. Describe how cross-lateral movements support reflex patterns activating movements crossing the body midline.
  20. Explain how primary tactility facilitates the neurodevelopmental mechanisms for productive learning of motor skills integration of the primary motor patterns to support positive cognitive development,
  21. Explain how the development of awareness of body processes and feelings of safety are necessary for interaction with the world, bonding with self and communicating with others.
  22. Explain how the release the non-productive protection tendencies on the somatic level, and to experience positive protection, regulate the HPA stress-axis work. 
  23. Demonstrate through supervised hands-on  exercises to implement MNRI® neuro-regulation techniques designed to assess, activate, and integrate challenged tactile systems: Greeting to Front and Sides of body, Arm and Leg segments, Rotations, Core, Head, and Back of Body.
  24. Describe how to create and apply an individual MNRI® program for clients with various neurodevelopmental deficits and learning challenges.

Time Agenda:

Day 1:

Hour 1- MNRI® process

Hour 2- NeuroTactile integration processes

Hour 3- Neurophysiological and psychological dynamics for the development of the tactile system

Hour 4- Protection/survival versus learning and development

Lunch 1 hour

Hour 5- NeuroTactile Strategy

Hour 6- Process of skin and tactility development

Hour 7- Layers of skin

Hour 8-  Regulation the functions of different receptors and dermatomes in the skin

Day 2:

Hour 1- Skin receptors

Hour 2- Skin and development

Hour 3- Motor Control

Hour 4- Neurophysiological Functioning

Lunch 1 hour

Hour 5- Core flexion-extension

Hour 6- HPA stress-axis

Hour 7- Righting Reflex patterns

Hour 8- Rotational Movements

Day 3:

Hour 1- Homologous Movements

Hour 2- Homolateral Movements

Hour 3- Cross-Lateral Movements

Hour 4- Primary tactility

Lunch 1 hour

Hour 5- Body Awareness

Hour 6- HPA stress-axis

Hours 7-8 - Righting Reflex patterns

Course Format:
This is an online course. Access links will be provided before the first day of class.
Course Hours: 24

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

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

Prerequisite Classes:
  • MNRI® Dynamic and Postural Reflex Integration
  • MNRI® IPET NeuroTactile Integration
For any questions regarding prerequisites, please contact us.
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