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.
MNRI Lifelong Reflex Integration techniques focus on activating and engaging reflexes that are important to everyday function. Unlike primary motor reflex patterns, lifelong reflexes remain visible and present, allowing the body to maneuver and function with little thought to things like balance, grounding, or centering. When lifelong motor reflexes do not emerge or mature as they should, postural changes can result and lead to muscular and structural disorders and misalignment, interruptions in the development of brain function, emotional and behavioral regulation issues, and unproductive learning styles. Depending on the number of lifelong reflexes impacted and their maturation level, a broad spectrum of challenges can appear. Lifelong Reflex program techniques promote the activation and maturation of lifelong reflexes. When lifelong reflexes are appropriately engaged, primary motor reflex patterns are better able to activate, mature, and integrate. In this way, the Lifelong Reflex Program, like all MNRI programs, facilitates the integration process of primary motor reflex patterns.
The MNRI Lifelong Reflex Integration course explores:
MNRI® Lifelong Reflex Integration Introduction:
MNRI Lifelong Reflex Integration techniques focus on activating and engaging reflexes that are important to everyday function. Unlike primary motor reflex patterns, lifelong reflexes remain visible and present, allowing the body to maneuver and function with little thought to things like balance, grounding, or centering. When lifelong motor reflexes do not emerge or mature as they should, postural changes can result and lead to muscular and structural disorders and misalignment, interruptions in the development of brain function, emotional and behavioral regulation issues, and unproductive learning styles. Depending on the number of lifelong reflexes impacted and their maturation level, a broad spectrum of challenges can appear. Lifelong Reflex program techniques promote the activation and maturation of lifelong reflexes. When lifelong reflexes are appropriately engaged, primary motor reflex patterns are better able to activate, mature, and integrate. In this way, the Lifelong Reflex Program, like all MNRI programs, facilitates the integration process of primary motor reflex patterns. The MNRI Lifelong Reflex Integration course explores:
The general MNRI Method and the role played by the Lifelong Reflex Integration program
The progression of lifelong reflexes beginning in utero and continuing throughout the lifespan
The role lifelong reflexes play in establishing a foundation for motor, communication and cognitive development, and emotional and behavioral regulation
MNRI techniques to assess, pattern, and integrate lifelong reflexes
How to create MNRI lifelong reflex integration programs for individual clients
How to incorporate use of MNRI Lifelong Reflex Integration course content into daily client and home practice
Upon successful completion of the four-day, 32-hour Lifelong Reflex Integration course, participants:
Learn about the Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration® (MNRI) Method
The innate nature of the motor reflexes
The role of a reflex and its sensory, motor and central nervous system mechanisms
When, why, and how the brain engages in protection versus learning and development
The physiological and psychological basis for movement strategies and developmental stages
The maturational role of Lifelong Reflexes within the motor reflex system and the effect of dysfunctional reflex patterns on daily life.
Identify each reflex
Understand and explain the impact Lifelong reflex integration can have on
• Postural body structure
• Dynamic body movements
• The body’s coordination systems
LearnandimplementMNRIassessmenttechniquestodeterminetheintegrationstate(i.e.integrated, dysfunctional or pathological) of each lifelong reflex.
a. Demonstrate through supervised hands-on-application the ability to conduct an MNRI assessment and adequately determine the state of each lifelong reflex
Learn through demonstration and hands-on-practice the MNRI techniques to adequately activate and integrate each
Learn through course discussion and instructor demonstration how to deal with unique and challenging client situations using MNRI method techniques
Demonstrate for course instructor the ability to appropriately apply integration procedures for each lifelong reflex
Learn to use the MNRI pre-assessment to identify dysfunctional lifelong reflexes
Develop individual MNRI programs to activate, pattern and integrate lifelong reflexes
c. Share course knowledge regarding the impact of reflex integration with client families, specifically possibilities for
Positive change in body structure, posture, and motor reflex maturation
Improvements in motor, communication and cognitive learning abilities and emotional and behavioral regulation
6. Explore,evaluateanddevelopstrategiestoincorporatetheuseoftheMNRILifelongcoursecontentintodailyclientandhome practice.
Motor Reflexes Addressed in this Course:
• Abdominal Reflex
• Amphibian Reflex
• Balancing reflex
• Centering reflex
• Core Tendon Guard
• Foot Tendon Guard
• Gravity reflex
• Grounding reflex
• Matured Gait reflex
• Sequential Rotation reflex • Stability reflex
• Stretching reflex
• Convergence – Divergence
Prerequisites: No prerequisites are required; however, Masgutova recommends attending the Dynamic & Postural Reflex
• Head Righting Postural reflex
Integration course first, whenever possible, to help provide broader context prior to attending other foundation courses.
Course Length: The course covers a period of four days and requires a minimum of 32 hours of direct classroom instruction to complete.
Curriculum Design: The course curriculum consists of a combination of historical and theoretical lecture, case study slides and videos, technique demonstration and applied practice, and class discussion.
Course Materials: The Lifelong Reflex Integration course manual, written by Svetlana Masgutova, Ph.D., is the primary source for content presented in class. Supplementary course content draws from a variety of articles and MNRI case studies, and is referenced as needed upon presentation in class. The course manual is included as part of the course fee and is distributed to course participants at initial course check-in.
Approved Continuing Education Course for: AOTA
Reflex/Course Cross Reference Guide: As a multi-system approach, the MNRI program addresses the reflexes reviewed in the Lifelong Reflex Integration course from various body system perspectives. In other words, the reflexes explained and reviewed in the Lifelong Reflex course are covered in other courses offered by Masgutova. Refer to the Lifelong Reflex Cross Reference Guide to see which other MNRI courses review aspects of the reflexes you learned about in the Lifelong Reflex course.
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 8 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 8 day window.
Course Hours: 32
CEUs: This course is offered for 3.2 ASHA CEUs
(Introductory level, Professional area)
This course is offered for 3.2 AOTA CEUs / 32 Contact Hours
(Introductory level; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention)
CE Hours: This course is offered for 32 NCBTMB CE Hours