I'm the father of Leroy, a severely autistic and intellectually disabled 10-year-old child. He's been in ABA since he was 2, along with ABA in school, and we haven't seen much improvement from that.
In January of 2020 I read the book 'Kids Beyond Limits" and started using the Nine Essentials. I also took Leroy to NeuroMovement® lessons and we saw remarkable improvements in my son's cognition and behavior. For example, he began to echo and imitate things he would see on TV or videos, which he never did before.
We also received parent coaching sessions which completely changed our relationship with our son, and his cognition is at a whole new level. My wife and I now find opportunities to connect and tune into him. Nowadays, there is much less yelling in the house. We now speak to Leroy, and to each other, in a respectful, kind and patient manner.
Another big difference gained from the coaching sessions is that during meals Leroy feeds himself, and he often eats with us, without the need to play with toys. Leroy now regularly responds when we call him, and he is much more gentle, careful, and much less anxious during our interactions. This has been a huge blessing to our family.
My son was diagnosed with ataxic cerebral palsy and global developmental delay. My greatest concerns have been his mobility, balance issues and speech delay. He had been receiving services such as PT,OT, and ST and he is in a special education classroom. While those treatments helped him, I was searching for additional modalities that would allow A. to progress more.
I found ABM and brought A to Gabrielle, who later connected me to CoPEC. After just a few lessons, I already noticed significant improvements. He had better balance and moved around on his own much more. He appeared to be confident to stand up and cruise along furniture, eventually taking a few steps without support. Soon after, he also began to speak more words and sentences and A. continues to become more articulate.
I am very grateful for Gabrielle and the whole CoPEC team. You gave us hope and inspiration. Thank you.
Michelle Washington, RN
Gabrielle is an amazing practitioner and caring human being and has the ability to bring connection to the world. Her special gift of presenting and implementing the Nine Essentials of the Anat Baniel/NeuroMovement Method in her private lessons and lectures has turned my life and Z’s life around completely.
The changes in the quality of Z’s life and her abilities now are a milestone and I will continue supporting the work of practitioners like Gabrielle who are steadfast in maintaining hope and seeing potential in those who were once thought to be lost.
I witnessed much change in A. since Gabrielle started working with him. He does more on his own, appears more interested in things around him, and explores his environment with intense interest. He has better orientation, stands up often on his own and cruises along furniture. He also walks much better with his walker.
I took a class with Gabrielle that made me aware of how I move and how I can move better. It also learned to use the Nine Essentials in my daily work with the kids and was able to help A. making progress with eating.
This program helps kids with special needs and caregivers because it gets results.