• IDEAL Model™

    Our program uses the Integrated Developmental Educational Approach to Learning™ (IDEAL™) model to design and implement effective intervention programs.

  • The Next Step

    ..where every child learns to harness new abilities to learn, grow, and achieve independence.

  • Brain Gym®

    Gain information about the Brain Gym® movements, techniques, and theory.

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Welcome to the Institute for Special Needs Children

InSNC-blk-01At InSNC, we promise to...

  • Maintain a safe, interactive and enriching environment for learning
  • Nurture unique learning styles and honor individual differences
  • Support the discovery of individual talents and abilities
  • Provide integrative developmental solutions for children and their families
  • Utilize natural developmental progressions to promote integrated development
  • Foster cooperation within the special needs community
  • Equip individuals with tools that enable life-long learning and growth
Dynamic Approaches to the Treatment of Neuro-Developmental Disorders

Upcoming Events Training Sessions, workshops, and events

  • Brain Gym® 101
  • Movement Exploration 1
  • Bal-A-Vis-X
  • RMTi: Level 1 & 2
  • Optimal Brain Organization (OBO)
  • RMTi: Level 3 - Reading & Writing
  • RMTi: Face the Fear

Brain Gym® 101

w/Lauren Harrington Abel

June 6-8, 2015

The Brain Gym® 101 course refers to our basic introductory course that teaches the 26 movements and how to apply them using specific Brain Gym processes and techniques. This course introduces the concepts and supporting language for the entire Brain Gym® program. Brain Gym® 101 is a prerequisite to any 200 level course or higher.

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Movement Exploration 1

w/Carol Ann Erickson

June 10 - 13, 2015

PreRequisite: BrainGym® 101

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w/ Bill Hubert

June 29 - July 1, 2014

No PreRequisite

Bal-A-Vis-X is a series of some 300 exercises, most of which are done with sand-filled bags and/or racquetballs, often while standing on a Bal-A-Vis-X balance board. Requiring multiple thousands of mid-line crossings in three dimensions, these exercises are steadily rhythmic, with a pronounced auditory foundation, executed at a pace that naturally results from proper physical techniques. Bal-A-Vis-X enables the whole mind-body system to experience the symmetrical flow of a pendulum.

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RMTi: Level 1 & 2

w/ Lauren Harrington Abel

July 24 - July 26, 2015

No PreRequisite

RMTi ™ Rhythmic Movement Training®

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Optimal Brain Organization (OBO)

w/ Carol Ann Erickson

August 15 - 15, 2015

PreRequisite: BrainGym 101

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RMTi: Level 3 - Reading & Writing

w/ Moira Dempsey

August 19-20, 2015

PreRequisite: RMTi Level 1 & 2

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RMTi: Face the Fear

w/ Moira Dempsey

August 21-22, 2015

PreRequisite: RMTi Level 1 & 2

RMT is based on the work of Kerstin Linde, a Swedish movement training specialist, who developed movements based on her observations of how infants are meant to move. Dr Harald Blomberg, a Swedish psychiatrist, met Kerstin in the mid-1980s and started to use the movements with his patients and found that they had profound effects. Moira Dempsey met Dr. Blomberg in 2003 and started using the movements herself and with clients. She noticed remarkable results. In 2011 Harald and Moira released the RMT book Movements that Heal.

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