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MNRI® Toolbox for Dyslexia • Online

Class Schedule: Monday-Tuesday, June 5-6, 2023. 9:00 Am to 6:00 PM Easter Time (Breaks Included).
A digital copy of the manual is included with your registration. Hard copies are available for purchase following registration.
Dates: June 5-6, 2023
Dates: Course begins at 9:00 am Eastern Time
Location: Online Course
Instructor: Tina Marks & Lisa Ortego
Coordinator: Bonnie Eason
Email: bonnieeason2@gmail.com
Phone: 9704628104
$495 - First Time Attendance
$297 - Repeat Attendance

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

The Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute (SMEI) is committed to a sustainable future. We are excited to provide a digital course manual with every class registration, both online and in-person. While we invite you to join us in our efforts, we understand hard copies may be easier for some. Therefore, printed manuals will remain available for purchase. To order yours, use the link provided on your receipt or via your MasgutovaMethod.com account.

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:

Hour 1: Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration

Hour 2: Behavioral-cognitive links in individuals with challenges

Hour 3: Reflex circuit functioning

Hours 4-6: Reflex patterns

Hours 7-8: Reflexes from a standing position

Hours 9-11: Auditory perception and processing through reflex patterns development

Hour 12: Basis for the formation of motor-cognitive coordination and fine motor skills

Hour 13: Protection, fear and amygdala interactions as a reason for challenging behavior

Hours 14-16: Individual programs using this MNRI® Program

Financial Disclosure: Tina Marks & Lisa Ortego receives a stipend based upon an enrollment percentage.

Non-financial Disclosure: Tina Marks - No relevant relationship exists.
Lisa Ortego - 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: Full attendance is required to receive a certificate of completion and any available credit hours or CEUs.

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.

In Person Courses: Self Assessment and technique demonstration.
On line Courses: Self Assessment and technique demonstration.

SMEI Cancellation and Refund Policy

Online courses are subject to cancellation due to lack of minimum required participants registered for the course within 2 days of the course start date. Full refunds will be issued if the course is canceled due to the low number of attendees.

  • Participants will receive a full refund for registration cancellation up to 5 days prior to the event.
  • A 10% administration charge will be retained for cancellations within 3-4 days prior to the course.
  • A 25% administration charge will be retained for cancellations within 2 days prior to the course.
Transferring Policy

Participants who wish to transfer registration and payment to another SMEI course may do so up to 5 days prior with no penalty. If within the 5 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/PayPal. If a participant wishes the refund to be paid directly to their account via credit card/PayPal, PayPal may also charge the participant an additional 2.5% transaction fee (processing fee). Refund by check is available upon request. For questions contact us.

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