Reflex Based Interventions For Children with Autism and Developmental Disabilities: An Evidence-Based Practice Project
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Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy
Occupational Science/Occupational Therapy
Julie D. Bass
This research will focus on reflex based interventions, specifically The Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration Method (MNRI Method). Background learning was completed by searching multiple search engines with combinations of keywords. The background information consisted of who the founder of MNRI is, what MNRI is, how it is done, and why the creator believes it works. MNRI was created by Dr. Svetlana Masgutova. Dr. Masgutova has her Doctorate in Developmental Educational Psychology (Dr. Svetlana Masgutova n.d.). Her doctoral work was geared toward the history of reflexes (Dr. Svetlana Masgutova n.d.; Rentschler, 2008). The background information she used came from the work of researchers such as Vygotsky and Piaget (Dr. Svetlana Masgutova n.d.; Rentschler, 2008). She also participated in work with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which eventually became the groundwork for MRNI (Dr. Svetlana Masgutova n.d.). She now works with individuals with multiple disorders and leads the MNRI International Team (Dr. Svetlana Masgutova n.d).
Barrett, Hannah; Benson, Audrey; Boucher, Alexandra; Burch, Sophia Grace; Cash, Amanda J.; Creger, Angel; Dusek, Lauren; Feyen, Maureen; Garcia, Kyle; and Bass, Julie D.. (2016). Reflex Based Interventions For Children with Autism and Developmental Disabilities: An Evidence-Based Practice Project. Retrieved from Sophia, the St. Catherine University repository website: https://sophia.stkate.edu/ma_osot/11