Autism and Feldenkrais Method
Effect of Feldenkrais Method on Autism
The method was founded as a way to attain optimally efficient movement mechanics to prevent or recover from injury, but its applications have broadened to include the treatment of autism, ADD/ADHD, and many other mental and physical diseases.
Feldenkrais was developed based on the natural developmental process in children. It emphasizes
- learning to learn
- fostering the mind-body connection
- promoting relaxation
1Jain, Sanjiv MD et al. "Alexander technique and Feldenkrais method: a critical overview," Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America 15 (2004): 811–825.