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Welcome!

One Little Step is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which provides a specialized movement program for children with special needs. 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.

The Feldenkrais Method -Informed Movement For Children

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 are built.



"I recommend the Feldenkrais Method to patients whose movement has been restricted by injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, fibromyalgia or chronic pain."

Andrew Weil, M.D.



"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. Thank You."

Ralph & Ana Vicente - Parents of Jocelyn & Juliana, Cerebral Palsy

"I love going to One Little Step & practicing sitting and throwing a ball without losing my balance."  - Jack Ragone, age  9

"I like my lessons, they make me feel different and better."  
- Elijah Nelson age 10



“Connor 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."

Bill and Carla Evans - Parents of Connor, Cerebal Palsy

 


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