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MNRI® Reflex Integration Maximizing Brain Potential

Dates: January 25-26, 2018
Dates: Registration at 8:30am, course begins at 9am
Location: Opelousas, LA
Address: St Landry Parish Pupil Appraisal Services Center
Address:  127 Blair St
Address:  Opelousas, LA 70570
Instructor: Tina Marks and Lisa Ortego
Local Area  
Coordinator: Tina Marks
Email: tinkamarks@hotmail.com
Phone: 337-331-2096

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. 

Learning, planning, and the development of inner control are some of the most important functions of the brain’s cortex. Successful development of these skills ultimately depends upon the physiological maturation of the brainstem (myelination of the extrapyramidal nerve net) through early movements and sensory motor integration, which lie at the foundation of human development. Movement, behavioral and learning challenges often result when reflex patterns do not develop properly, are immature, and/or are poorly integrated in comparison with typical patterns of development. In addition, primary reflex patterns may not function appropriately following significant life stressors and/or trauma that children and adults may experience. In fact, data collected from thousands of MNRI® assessments over the past 20 years demonstrate that as the number of non-integrated primary motor reflex patterns in neurotypical children increase, the number and severity of learning challenges correspondingly increases. This course explores the role reflexes play in developing higher order cognitive functions including focusing, long-term memory, rational thinking, planning, academic learning and decision-making. Understanding this connection, combined with the knowledge of MNRI® techniques for re-patterning and integrating dysfunctional or poorly integrated reflexes, can help children and adults move closer to reaching their fullest learning potentials and social/emotional growth.

MNRI® Reflex Integration: Maximizing BrainPotentials course explores:

  • The theoretical and physiological basis of the MNRI® Method and the role primary
  • motor reflex integration plays in learning
  • The progression of primary skills necessary for optimal learning
  • MNRI® techniques designed to re-pattern and integrate specific primary motor reflexes
  • Techniques to create MNRI® reflex integration programs for individual students/clients
  • Hands on activities to incorporate course content into daily school, clinic and home practice

Learning Objectives: MNRI Reflex Integration: Maximizing Brain Potential

  1. Describe how the Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI®) method is based on activation of the innate nature of the sensory-motor reflex system to increase self-regulation.
  2. Explain how the eight archetypal movements as first biomechanics of motor development can restore healthy neurosensorimotor integration of reflex patterns, motor coordination, and skills affecting optimal emotional and cognitive functioning, and neurodevelopment overall.
  3. Explore the role of a reflex and its sensory, motor and central nervous system connections in the development of feeling safety.
  4. Explain how the brain engages in protection and negative survival vs open style of learning and development.
  5. Explore the physiological and psychological basis for primary sensory-motor reflexes and their maturational stages in the development of a sense of wellbeing.
  6. Explain the maturational role primary motor reflexes play in the motor system and the effect of dysfunction on learning, behavior, social, emotional, and physical skills and development.
  7. Describe the maturational role primary sensory-motor reflexes play in developing advanced cognitive skills and behavioral regulation.
  8. Explore the maturational role primary sensory-motor reflexes play in the formation of specific academic and social skill sets that affect self-regulation in a classroom setting.
  9. Explain how the lack of consistent development of primary sensory-motor reflex patterns and archetypal movements impact the development of positive learning, behavioral and social skills.

10.  Analyze the impact integration (vs delayed maturation) of each reflex can have on learning skills, including motor skills, communication skills, cognitive development, emotional and behavioral regulation and general over-all academic achievement.

11.  Apply and practice direct hands-on training designed to activate and integrate each of the 13 reflexes introduced in this class.

12.  Describe the specific MNRI® techniques used in dealing with unique and challenging situations in the classroom as well as specific techniques for working with children and adults diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Genetic Disorders, Anxiety, PTSD, and other challenges.

13.  Explore how to use the knowledge received in this class in large and small group situations as well as on an individual basis.

14.  Describe strategies on how to incorporate the techniques learned in this course for use in developing a plan of care and specific home programs.

15.  Apply and practice hands-on training provided for each of the eight archetypal movements Described in this course.

16.  Apply and practice hands-on training provided for the following reflexes:  Robinson Hands Grasp, Pyramid Finger Activation, Sequential Fingers Opening and Closing, Hands Supporting, Foot Tendon Guard, Automatic Gait, Bauer Crawling, Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex, Spinal Galant, Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex, Bonding, Fear Paralysis, Eye Tracking.

AGENDA

Day 1: 

Hour 1-- Movement as basis of Natural Development of a person

Hours 2-3--Masgutova Method® of Neruosensorimotor Reflex Integration

Hour 4--Reflex integration links involved in the development of overall learning skills.

Lunch 1 hour

Hours 5-6--Bauer Crawling and Automatic Gait reflexes

Hour 7--The Pavlov Orientation Reflex and motivation to learn within a classroom

Day 2: 

Hour 1--Spinal Galant Reflex Pattern

Hours 2-3-- Asymmetric Tonic Neck Reflex and Symmetric Tonic Neck Reflex

Hour 4--Robinson Hands Grasp and Sequential Fingers opening reflexes.

Lunch 1 hour

Hour 5-- Bonding reflex

Hour 6-- Developing an individual MNRI program

Hour 7--Techniques review and activities incorporating MNRI techniques.

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Financial Disclosure: Tina Marks and Lisa Ortego 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 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 14 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 14 day window.

We recommend that attendees who will be flying do not purchase their flight until after the 14-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 22 days prior to the course.
Deposits will not be refunded for cancellations 15-21 days prior to the conference.
The deposit and a 20% administration charge will be retained for cancellations within 14 days of the course.

Course Hours: 14

CEUs: This course is offered for 1.4 ASHA CEUs
(Introductory level, Professional area)
This course is offered for 1.4 AOTA CEUs / 14 Contact Hours
(Introductory level; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention)

CE Hours: This course is offered for 14 NCBTMB CE Hours

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