Capita Selecta 25 November 2016: treatment intervention for children with Motor Speech Disorders (MSD)

Het Academisch Netwerk Logopedie Utrecht (ANLU) organiseert een jaarlijkse lezingencyclus over logopedische onderwerpen.

Wij nodigen u van harte uit voor de Capita Selecta voordracht van Helena Björelius. De titel van deze in het Engels gehouden Capita Selecta voordracht is:

Treatment intervention for children with Motor Speech Disorders (MSD) using MNRI (Masgutova Neuro-sensory-motor Reflex Integration), a Pilot project.

Vrijdag 25 november 2016, 15.30 – 17.00 uur
Hogeschool Utrecht, Faculteit Gezondheidszorg
Heidelberglaan 7 of Bolognalaan 101, Utrecht


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De spreker: Helena Björelius

Helena Björelius is very interested in the co morbidity of different motor functions and sensory motor processes. She has together with PT Sermin Tükel, PhD published an article on the topic 2015; “Motor Performance and Adaptive Behaviour in Childhood Apraxia of Speech”.
She works at the Oral Motor Centre (OMC) at Danderyds hospital, Stockholm performing assessments of children with MSD and interventions. She has translated the VMPAC (Verbal Motor Production Assessment for Children, Hayden & Square, 1999) to Swedish.
Helena also is a Mime actress and Director which comprises working with body movement in many different ways since 30 years.


OMC and Helena Björelius have implemented a pilot project with a fairly new neuro-sensory-motor treatment method; MNRI® (Masgutova Neuro-sensory-motor Reflex Integration) which is being evaluated.  MNRI was founded and developed by Dr. Svetlana Masgutova, Russian developmental psychologist and neuro speech therapist. Since 2011 it is certified in the USA and verified by ASHA. It proposes 11 different treatment programs where some involve speech and language pathology areas such as: Oro-Facial Reflex Integration; Visual and Auditory Reflex Integration; Dynamic & Postural Reflex Integration. All programs are oriented at specific goals and pathologies in the neuro-sensory-motor integration area. The MNRI therapy uses non-invasive tactile-kinesthetic-proprioceptive muscle activation techniques and body movements in a very specific, simple and profound way. It includes home training and involves care-takers whom are supervised by the MNRI therapist. The primary task of the therapeutic-rehabilitation procedures of MNRI is to guide and stimulate the brain in decoding and processing sensory input and execute appropriate motor response within a reflex circuit coordination concept also referred to as “correction of the improper reflex pattern”. The natural inborn reflex circuit is functioning on a genetic level.  The goal is to increase neurological maturation of sensory-motor responses leading towards motor and behavioural progress. The presentation will include theories behind MNRI and clinical experiences.