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Autism and Feldenkrais Method

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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

It has also been shown to reduce depression and anxiety, which often occur alongside autism.1


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.