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MNRI® Visual and Auditory Reflexes Integration

Dates: February 18-20, 2018
Dates: Registration at 8:30am, course begins at 9am
Location: Spring Valley, NY
Address: IncredAbilities OT Services, LLC
Address:  27 Sherri Lane
Address:  Spring Valley, NY 10977
Address:  845-274-7358
Instructor: Dr. Leah Light
Local Area  
Coordinator: Mimi Seif
Email: ckjell@gmx.com
Phone: 845-216-2238

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. 

Course Overview:

The visual and auditory systems work independently, in combination with each other, and with the remaining sensory systems to inform and guide the body’s internal and external actions. The auditory system provides the body access to sounds and vibrations from nature, voices (others and their own), instruments, machines and more; distinguishing differences in volume, timbre, rhythm, pitch, modulation and frequency. When focus is required, auditory reflexes instantaneously block out unnecessary sound frequencies, and when general auditory awareness is required, the auditory reflexes just as quickly expand sound frequency access to ensure the central nervous system is provided with all the information it needs to respond appropriately. The visual system distinguishes variations in shape, color, brightness, movement, helping to distinguish familiar people, places and things from unfamiliar, to determine relative location, and detect visual input important to daily function and general survival. Visual reflexes adjust instantaneously from static and dynamic visual input that is near or far, blocking out extraneous visual input when visual concentration and focus are required, while remaining vigilant to unusual visual input important to productive functioning and general safety. While the visual and auditory sensory systems each provide the body access to unique forms of stimulus input, they also work together to coordinate “seeing-hearing” information and in combination with the other sensory systems to inform and prioritize input for the central nervous system to guide and direct action in response to ever-changing conditions. Due to congenital issues or trauma (in utero, at birth or anytime after birth) the auditory and visual systems can become hypersensitive or hyposensitive as defined below, or simply not function; leading to a number of auditory and visual challenges.

Hyper-sensitive Reactions

  • Auditory hyper-sensitivity can result in an over-reaction or intolerance to loud sounds, high or low frequencies of sound, or other sound characteristics that do not cause disruption to others.  People with a hyper-sensitive auditory system often cover their ears and will in reaction to the discomfort various sounds cause  
  • Visual hyper-sensitivity can result in an over-reaction or distraction to visual input that typically does not cause disruption to others, i.e. bright or low lights, bright colors or complex graphic designs, static or dynamic visual stimulus relating to people, animals, objects, and more.  People

Hypo-sensitive Reactions

  • Auditory hypo-sensitivity resultsin an under-reaction to sounds that typically engage others to act. Often auditory hypo-sensitivity causes an individual to miss information important to learning, remaining safe and productively functioning in the world.  People with this challenge often remain oblivious to sounds that cause others to negatively react.
  • Visual hypo-sensitivity results in an under-reaction to visual input that typically engages others to take action. A person who is experiencing hypo-sensitive vision might look directly at bright lights that would cause other’s to cover their eyes, might not react to movement that could cause harm, or have difficulty following people or objects with their eyes.

When auditory or visual challenges lead to reactions bigger or smaller than normal conditions would dictate, it is likely the challenged system is not appropriately engaged or integrated. The emotions and behavior of a person experiencing auditory or visual challenges often appears dys-regulated to outside observers. MNRI Visual and Auditory Integration Program techniques work to engage and integrate the visual and auditory sensory systems to improve sensory system function, which in turn, can improve behavioral and emotional regulation, and enhance learning.

Professionals, parents, and caregivers working with clients or children facing visual or auditory challenges are encouraged to attend the MNRI Visual and Auditory Integration course. The course explores in great detail the physiology and psychology of the visual and auditory systems, the developmental effects of hyper- and hypo-sensitive challenges, and the important role the visual and auditory systems play in the integration of all motor reflex movements and patterns.

Visual and Auditory Reflex Integration course participants can expect to learn about:

  • Visual and Auditory reflexes as they relate to automatic motor reflexes and important body systems
  • Binocular vision and visual perception, binaural hearing, auditory perception and postural control, visual and auditory concentration and attention span, seeing/hearing and hearing/seeing coordination systems and the conditions necessary for optimal functioning
  • The role auditory reflexes play in establishing the foundation for future motor, communication and cognitive development, and emotional and behavioral regulation
  • The reflex points important to visual and auditory reflex integration, movement coordination activities and the coordination necessary between the auditory and visual systems in the body
  • MNRI techniques developed to assess, pattern and integrate visual and auditory reflexes and related primary motor reflex movements and patterns

Financial Disclosure: Dr. Leah Light 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.

Please reach out to the Local Area Coordinator listed to confirm that the course will be held prior to registering if within the 21 day window.

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.
Deposits (20% of course fee) and a 20% administration charge will be retained for cancellations within 21 days of the course start date.

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.

* 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, the participant will be charged 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
(Introductory level, Professional area)
This course is offered for 2.4 AOTA CEUs / 24 Contact Hours
(Introductory level; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention)

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

Prerequisite Classes:
  • MNRI® Dynamic and Postural Reflex Integration
For any questions regarding prerequisites, please contact us or fill out the prerequisite exception form.
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