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.
Method -Informed Movement For Children
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.
recommend the Feldenkrais Method to patients
whose movement has been restricted by injury, cerebral palsy, stroke,
fibromyalgia or chronic pain."
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
& Ana Vicente - Parents of Jocelyn & Juliana,
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
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, Cerebal Palsy
Helping children with physical disabilities
achieve independence one step at a time.