Client Success Stories
Testimonials For Children With Special Needs
Autism – 12 Year Old Boy
“I am a mother of 4; one of my children is diagnosed on the Autism spectrum (ASD) and also labeled ADHD & DCD (development coordination disorder) and OCD.
My 12 year old son started to see Leanne last year, but just a day here and a day there. Although he really enjoyed his time with her, and she taught ME a lot, I did not have the luxury of seeing a huge benefit at that time. It wasn’t until I took Leanne‘s advice and booked my son for a one-week intensive, (meaning 5, 1 hour sessions, 5 days in a row) That we saw a massive improvement / difference!
During and after the one week intensive, he was more vocal, he was actually offering more information than just his usual one word answers, he was more affectionate toward myself and his younger sisters, and he was more involved in family activities. He had a calmness that I haven’t seen in a very long time.
I was so incredibly happy to see these behaviour changes in him, that I decided to do a second one week intensive following immediately after the first one. I feel that this definitely established and solidified what was learned in the first week, and In the second week he was able to be more aware of his self regulation. Although his repetitive behaviours have not completely seized, he is able to be more self-aware, and the occurrences are less frequent. These may seem minuscule to the average parent, but having a child with ASD can be a real struggle and even the smallest advances are huge milestones and miracles in our world. We have booked our third set of lessons with Leanne Scott and I am excited and proud to tell everybody what wonderful work she and her partner Dale are doing for our community. I strongly encourage anyone struggling with chronic pain or any disorders of any source to give ABM / MOVE Therapies a try. I myself have enjoyed a few lessons and will continue in group sessions to help with my fibromyalgia/chronic pain issues.”
Cheryl Das, Mother, Osoyoos, BC
“I am a mother of 2 children, my son who is 4 has a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy. Being as open minded as possible to all therapies for my son, and after reading Anat Baniel’s book “Kids Beyond Limits, “ we booked in with Leanne, an Anat Baniel Movement (ABM) Practitioner at MOVE Therapies in Osoyoos, BC. We did the 3 day Intensive (2 lessons a day, 30-45mins each).
He had lots of fun and was very responsive to Leanne (he often has anxiety with new people and places) and the way he let her move him around…it was amazing! (I won’t lie, at his age he has a strong will and if it’s not fun, there is no way he’s cooperating, but he was very willing with her!)
After this last intensive he has been moving very differently; the way he uses his hands more effectively, the way he tilts his head back to drink from a cup. His movements are more fluid and not so stiff. His movements just seem so much easier for him now! Also his speech has improved so much!!!
All of this will help him become even more independent – looking forward into the future.
Being a special needs parent is a huge job: what therapies? what equipment? The list goes on…but if there’s one thing I would suggest, its ABM Therapies with Leanne at MOVE Therapies! Non invasive, educational and fun for the kids!
Candice Hartmann, Mother, Kelowna, BC
Quadriplegic Spastic Dystonic Cerebral Palsy
“Our ABM intensive at Move Therapies in beautiful Osoyoos was a great way to get therapy for our son and a holiday away from home. They were very accommodating on the dates and times to work around our son’s schedule. We were even more lucky to be able to pair the intensive with with a third ABM therapist, Jen Stewart of Mindfullmoves, who was in town during our stay.
They provided info about hotel where to stay at discounted rates for a one-bedroom suite with a heated indoor pool (Best Western), and linked us to horse riding therapy in Oliver (EZ Acres). Leanne and Dale of Move Therapies even offered to set us up with a babysitter so we could go out for dinner one night. They are great therapists and our son loved them. And Osoyoos is just breathtaking, at any moment of the year. We will go back that is FOR SURE. Thanks guys, can’t wait to go back.”
Geneviève from Vancouver