The MNRI® Programme has been developed by Svetlana Masgutova, who boasts a PhD in Developmental and Educational Psychology, and is based on her many years of research on motor development and experience in therapeutic work performed across the world. It is aimed at both children and adults with challenges such as:
- cerebral palsy,
- aggressive behaviour,
- anxieties and phobias,
- mental retardation,
- hyperactivity disorders,
- learning difficulties, dyslexia
- speech disorders,
- disorders of sensory integration
NeuroTactile therapy is one of the primary therapies used in dr S. Masgutova’s method. Neurosensory tactile therapy proposes therapeutic techniques, which impact the functions development of the brain hemispheres, cortex, midbrain and the rear (occipital) parts of brain.
It cooperates with dr S. Masgutova’s neurosensory reflex integration. During the therapy special stimulation techniques are used, which activate and prepare nerve receptors in the skin for proper reception of sensorimotor stimuli coming from the outside environment. It increases the body’s awareness and regulates disorders of the skin in regard of touch sensations. It regulates brain reactions to information coming from the skin and muscles. It relaxes and calms the nervous system. It lowers the stress level.
ARCHETYPES OF MOTOR DEVELOPMENT
Archetypes movements are the most general and comprehensive motor patterns in our motor system. They represent genetically encoded motor patterns, which we utilise and develop in particular periods of our life, starting as early as in uterus. Archetypes movements represent the neurophysiological basis for development of motor functions, brain functioning, and therefore learning.
The aim of the programme is to stimulate natural resources necessary for development and maturation of reflexes, habits and skills. It supports and strengthens the fundaments of neurophysiological development in order to stimulate complete intellectual, emotional and physical development.
NEUROSTRUCTURAL REFLEX PATTERN INTEGRATION
Reflex integration by dr S. Masgutova’s method is a modern human development programme, utilising human’s own neurophysiological developmental resources, learning skills and health. The Programme is based on knowledge from neurology and neurophysiology, especially on the development of the nervous system and brain functioning. It is aimed at factors and processes of motor development and its goal is to stimulate developmental mechanisms by movement and special sensorimotor techniques influencing optimal functioning of the brain.
The aim of the programme is activation of self-regulation mechanisms and neuroplasticity by stimulation of reflex patterns – unconditional and spontaneous moves given us by nature.
ORAL-FACIAL REFLEX INTERGATION
Is aimed at people at whom the process of oral-facial reflex development is disrupted (speech disorders and impediments). Handicapped reflexes block muscles and proper face and scull functioning results in delays in speech development, pronunciation and lack of systems coordinating the face. Theses reflexes should be integrated for proper functioning of developmental motor patterns related to eating, speaking, expressing emotions or communication.
The aim of the programme is to trigger natural resources for development of face reflexes in order to self-regulate muscle tensions, shaping complex coordination necessary for speaking, eating and expressing emotions.
NEUROSENSORIMOTOR VISUAL AND AUDITORY REFLEX INTEGRATION
Neurosensorimotor Visual and Auditory Reflex Integration is part of dr S. Masgutova’s Programme: “Neurosensory and Motor Reflex Integration”. The concept of visual and auditory reflex integration is based on knowledge of structure, dynamics of proper reflex pattern development. Proper development and maturing of the reflex forms the basis for subsequent stages of development and coordination (e.g. sight-hearing, hearing-speech, reading, writing).
Development of visual and auditory reflexes, their manifestation at specific time, development, maturing, cooperation with other reflexes and coordination with moves and habits willingly controlled – is essential for forming basis of coordination, habits, sight and hearing skills, as well as performing complex activities. The aim of the Programme is to trigger natural mechanism of sight and hearing mechanisms, activation of visual and auditory coordination in order to optimize their development and learning process.
The therapy is used in order to integrate dysfunctional and unproductive reflex patterns. The goal is to normalize proper movement dynamics and muscle tension as well as help in everyday functioning.