Reflexes are the foundation for movement and motor control and are necessary for any functional tasks. If your child has a developmental delay or neurological disorder, certified pediatric occupational therapist Yulene Broussard, MS, OTR/L, specializes in therapeutic techniques, such as Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI), at Yulene Developmental Consulting in Sugar Land, Texas. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.
Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI) is a therapeutic technique that helps individuals improve their neurosensorimotor functions — nervous system, sensory input, and motor output interactions — by stimulating primitive reflexes.
Reflexes are automatic movements that the body makes without conscious awareness. Integrated reflexes — essential for survival, development, and the foundation for movement — help develop motor control necessary for many functional tasks, such as maintaining proper posture, writing, and dressing.
If a child has unintegrated reflexes, reflex integration therapy can train their brain to establish efficient movement patterns and support higher-level motor skills or cognitive tasks.
Developed by Dr. Svetlana Masgutova, MNRI operates on the belief that early developmental reflexes can get stuck or unintegrated, leading to sensory processing, emotional regulation, and motor control difficulties.
MNRI reflex integration can benefit any child or adolescent experiencing developmental delays, neurological disorders, or motor and sensory issues. Yulene works with many children who have these conditions, including:
By restoring proper reflex function, MNRI reflex integration can help the sensory system process sensory information, activate neural pathways that aren’t functioning properly, and create new neural pathways.
The ultimate goal is to improve the nervous system's overall function by enhancing motor coordination, sensory processing, and effective emotional regulation.
MNRI is a valuable tool to boost cognitive development and motor function and to reduce hypersensitivities. As an MNRI provider, Yulene has specialized training in all areas of treatment to ensure the best possible outcomes for every client and their family.
She takes a hybrid approach to care, allowing her to work with you and your family in her office and at home, which ensures that she monitors the effectiveness of each technique and makes adjustments as needed to support your child’s growth and development.
To learn more about MNRI and other evidence-based strategies Yulee Consulting PLLC offers, call or schedule an appointment online today.