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. The Masgutova Method® is oriented on the stimulation of reflex patterns in order to awaken natural, genetic motor resources, self-regenerating strength of motor memory and sensory-motor coherence. This achievement innately carries the implication of the fulfillment of all potentials within movement abilities and learning skills.
The Mission of the Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute® Neuro-sensory-motor Reflex Integration, LLC is to provide children and adults reliable knowledge and safe tools for the use of natural, genetic motor resources to facilitate successful neuro-sensory-motor development and joyful learning.
Skin, our largest organ, forms the boundary between our physical being and the outside world. It also houses the tactile system, which allows the body to access tactile sensations from the outside world. The skin possesses eleven different tactile receptors to distinguish the broad array of tactile stimuli input encountered by the body. This set of tactile receptors helps to inform and prioritize incoming sensory information for the central nervous system to process. Once processed, the central nervous system directs the body’s actions in response to ever-changing tactile conditions. Due to congenital issues or trauma (in utero, at birth, or anytime after birth), tactile system challenges can result, causing any one of the following conditions.
The reactions of a person with either a hyper- or hypo-sensitive tactile systems, often seem bigger or smaller than normal conditions would dictate. Such disproportionate reactions are often an indication that an individual’s tactile system is not appropriately engaged and integrated. The MNRI Tactile Integration program uses neuro-tactile techniques to stimulate different receptors in the skin, working to appropriately engage and integrate the tactile sensory system within the complete mind/body system. When the tactile system is integrated, the brain stem relaxes defensive reflexes, and opens the entire system to an experience of safety in which emotion and behavioral regulation improves and healthy motor, communication, and cognitive development can proceed.
Professionals, parents and caregivers interested in learning more about the MNRI Method and its various programs are encourage to attend this course early on, given the fundamental role it plays in emotional and behavioral regulation, and overall maturation and development. The Tactile Integration course explores in great detail the physiology and psychology of the tactile system, the developmental effects of over- and under-sensitive receptors, and the importance of an appropriately integrated tactile system to the process of integrating all motor reflex movement and patterns.
The MNRI Tactile Integration course explores:
Upon successful completion of the two-day, 16-hour Tactile Integration course, participants will:
10. Demonstrate the ability to compare, contrast and differentiate between Subconscious somatic and visceral stimuli and gain an understanding of how stimuli variation influences learning, social/emotional and tactile development in challenged individuals
11. Describe research regarding the relationship between individuals with challenges and tactile integration
12. Demonstrate and explain the impact tactile integration can have on (1) emotional and behavioral regulation, (2) advancing maturational reflexes, (3) motor, communication and cognitive development, and (4) growth, learning and academic functioning throughout the lifespan
13. Describe how to implement MNRI neuro-stimulation techniques designed to assess, activate and integrate challenged tactile systems
14. Review, demonstrate, and apply an understanding of the four general MNRI tactile technique variations
15. Demonstrate how each activates, re-educates and integrates tactile receptors and the proprioceptive system
16. Describe the impact integration can have on improving function and learning
17. Demonstration and apply how to apply each of the four tactile technique variations, including lengthening and stretching, rotation, compression and traction, and deep pressure touch to:
a. Activate physiological and structural
connections between skin, muscles, tendons and bones
b. Alleviate the negative physical and psychological effects of sensory stimuli
c. Reduce stress at the physiological level, alleviating stress responses that would otherwise inhibit reflex integration required for core stabilization, improvement in joint mobility, range of motion and motor coordination
d. Demonstrate and apply additional tactile program techniques to:
i. Explain a kinesthetic sense of appendage length, size, and boundaries
ii. Provide an awareness of the sagital, axial and coronal planes of body coordination, coronal planes of body coordination and core integration
iii. Develop the clinical skills necessary to generate body awareness and enhance spatial skill development
18. Demonstrate for course instructor ability to appropriately apply all tactile integration techniques presented in class
19. Apply course knowledge to create and apply an individual MNRI program for clients with various challenges
20. Develop an individual MNRI program based on assessment results and targeted individual challenges
21. Explore with client family the potential impact the individualized program can have on supporting the integration of archetype motor movements, primary motor reflex patterns and other motor reflexes and body systems; body structure, posture, and motor maturation; motor, communication and cognitive learning abilities and emotional and behavioral regulation
22. Explore, evaluate and develop strategies to incorporate the use of the MNRI Tactile Integration course content into daily client and home practice.
Hour 1-Movement as basis of Natural Development
Hours 2-3-- Masgutova Method® of Neruosensorimotor Reflex Integration and Archetype Movements
Hour 4-- Reflexes serve as the Neuro-Physiological Basis for Development of Infant Movements
Lunch 1 hour
Hours 5-6-- importance of skin development, structure, and functions
Hours 7-8-- importance of skin functioning and sensory motor integration
Hours 1-2-- Importance of exteroceptive and proprioceptive systems and the development of the RAS system
Hour 3-- Tactile Integration procedures
Hour 4-- Characteristics of Human Auditory and Vestibular Systems and connections with the brainstem, nerve network and skin systems.
Lunch 1 hour
Hours 5-7-- role of receptors in neurophysiological bases of tactile sense development
Hour 8-- Benefits of Tactile integration for optimal integration of reflexes, enhancement of the sensory integration system
Course taught in French.
Financial Disclosure: Christine Poulin receives a stipend based upon an enrollment percentage.
Non-financial Disclosure: 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 email@example.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.
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 10 days of the course start date. Full refunds will be issued if the course is canceled due to the low number of attendees.
Please reach out to the Local Area Coordinator listed to confirm that the course will be held prior to registering if within the 10 day window.
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 level; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention)
CE Hours: This course is offered for 16 NCBTMB CE Hours
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