Our family started ABM three weeks ago. Our daughter is diagnosed with Trisomy 13 and is almost 6 years old. She is nonverbal and nonmobile. We were very interested in new ways to connect with her and we came across Anat's Kids Beyond Limits book.
Our entire family has seen huge changes in our daughter Amaris since we started therapy. This is not traditional therapy where you do the same things over and over again. This is "life" connections. We have learned how to communicate in a way that Amaris connects with us. We have learned how to pick her up, hand her toys, talk to her, play with her and learn from her that seems so simple but is 100% opposite of how we thought we should engage with her. There are no set instructions for our time with our practitioners. They watch Amaris and we work with what she is doing at the time of therapy. Sometimes we work in her highchair, her bed or on the floor.
Our last three weeks of learning how to engage and connect with Amaris has also leaked over into raising our other 7 year-old daughter. I wish we would have found ABM when Amaris was born but we are so blessed to have found this now."
Amaris’ mom, March 2021
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