One Little Step is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit
organization which provides a specialized movement
program for children with physical disabilities such
as Cerebral Palsy. Our program utilizes the principles
of the Feldenkrais
Method®. Our primary goal is to teach
these children to be as independent as possible. One
Little Step is dedicated to the comprehensive development
of each child's personality, enabling him or her to
become an active member of the society.
Feldenkrais Method -Informed Movement For
How does it work? Recognizing
that it is the brain that drives movement, and not
muscles, and that the brain has the ability to learn
or relearn after injury and damage, the Feldenkrais
Method works in a gentle yet profound way
to guide each individual to his or her full potential.
One of the unique and wonderful things about the Feldenkrais
Method is that it uses movement as a tool
to inform the whole person.
The lessons are related to their environment and
respect the process of learning that is unique to
each child. This method fully engages a child--thinking,
sensing and feeling. For example, if your child cannot
stand by himself or herself, unless we believe that
they will never be able to acquire this skill, we
will generally not attempt to stand them, or place
them in equipment that "holds" them up.
Rather, we will begin to introduce variations so the
child can experience and begin to incorporate the
missing element(s) upon which those standing skills
the Feldenkrais Method to patients
whose movement has been restricted by injury,
cerebral palsy, stroke, fibromyalgia or chronic
"In the short time our girls, Jocelyn and Juliana, have attended the One Little Step Program, they have shown an increase in balance, flexibility, and most importantly, confidence.
Juliana, in particular, was always very hesitant about attempting difficult movements, always assuming failure. Now, while she still stops to think about trying it, in the end she always gives it a shot, and her beautiful smile lights up whenever she realizes "I Did It!".
Ana Vicente - Parents of Jocelyn & Juliana
age 5, Cerebral Palsy
has benefitted greatly from his time at One
Little Step. We have seen improvement in his
strength, ability to crawl and move on the
floor, and his transitions from floor to sit
and sit to stand."
and Carla Evans - Parents of Connor,
children with physical disabilities achieve independence
one step at a time.