Cardinal Kids Therapy

Occupational Therapy & Tomatis® Sound Therapy
Personalized Care in a Personal Setting
(856) 435-6023 | 1000 White Horse Road, Suite 506, Voorhees, NJ 08043

Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI® Method)

Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI® Method) Cardinal Kids ProgramsDr. Masgutova, a Developmental and Educational Psychologist had an early interest in the study of reflexes. Her work is based upon the primary movements and reflex patterns, which we are born with, that are key elements of human development and are essential to our survival. They are also considered to be fundamental neurological building blocks for learned movement, higher-level skills and cognitive development. Often times, children with various challenges, have retained reflexes. When child development is disrupted for whatever reason, overstimulation to sensory stimuli, brain injury, developmental delays or other stressful events, retention of certain reflexes occurs to help protect their systems. Work aimed at providing precise stimuli to activate the reflexes and other exercises to help the motor experience of the reflexes can create more efficient neurological pathways. We are therefore not trying to inhibit these reflexes, but allowing them to function more efficiently. This can have a positive impact on a child’s body awareness, attention to task, sensory processing, motor skills, self-image and interaction with others. This is a gentle type of intervention and can easily be carried over at home as part of your child’s home program. We use our knowledge from courses attended to incorporate reflex integration into our practice.