“These movements make powerful changes in my clients and help improve their motor skills, emotional regulation, cognitive functioning and self-esteem!” 


Maggie Hall, OTR/L, Atlanta, GA


Brain & Sensory Foundations, First Level

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See REAL LIFE Results!

Watch this 3 minute video!

Make a HUGE impact
Learn tools for overcoming sensory issues
Be inspired by profound and measurable results

Learn in-depth, extensive tools to facilitate effective neuro-sensory-reflex movement programs for all ages.

Gain Confidence!
Increase Effectiveness!
Watch children & clients transform!
Have Fun!

Amazing Transformation:

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Drawings done by student of Nina Gallwey, more information here

Transformation for Adults Too:

"After" Sample 2, below

February 16, 2016, Handwriting is greatly improved after one week using movements from the Brain and Sensory Foundations course. Submitted by Virginia Holcomb, OTR/L, CLT

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"Before" Sample 1, below

February 9, 2016, Handwriting sample from woman, 62 years old, who contracted bacterial menegitis
and had subsequent brain surgery to remove a large mass in the left hemisphere.

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What Parents and Therapists Say

"Addressing retained reflexes can help so much if only therapists knew more about them. The videos were excellent, as were the many handouts and training manual. The information was presented clearly and there were opportunities to have questions answered. Overall, it was wonderful! I feel like I got way more than my money's worth!" ~ Laura Masciarelli, PT

"I took your online Brain and Sensory Foundations class last spring. I feel that the training I received has transformed my practice and the way I approach my patients. Every child who has participated in reflex integration activities has made so much progress in the past 6 months in our facility and it has been so wonderful to have parents and kids excited about therapy!" ~ Nikki Kieffer, OT

"This has been a life-changing course for our family. Our son's classic ADHD symptoms are greatly reduced and I doubt that any professional would diagnose him as ADHD now. This has happened within 2 months. This course is money well spent, and the knowledge will last a lifetime for your family. Everyone stands to benefit." ~ M.F., parent, Utah

"The most astounding thing about this class to me is that I took it with my students in mind but I ended up benefitting just as much from all of the wonderful information! ~ Marcia Bruseo, OTR/L


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Open Enrollment Now through Feb 28, 2018  

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8 pre-recorded Sessions-Available 24/7

Plus Live online Q & A Sessions 

Access online is immediate after registration and goes through May 31, 2018

In this 8 session course, we focus on integrating reflexes with tools from a wide variety of neurodevelopmental movement methods. We learn simple movements that give children the foundation for learning, emotional maturity, speech, language, social skills, physical strength and upright posture. The movements are ideal for teens and adults as well.

This training course is excellent for OTs, OTAs, PTs, PTAs, SLPs, vision therapists, educators, parents, health care providers, social workers, mental health, addiction and family counselors, yoga therapists, caregivers and anyone interested in neurodevelopmental movements for optional functioning. This course is introductory and does not require pre-requisites or special training to attend.

The Brain and Sensory Foundations online course is pre-recorded and accessible 24/7. There are 8 sessions of online video-based trainings (approximately 105 minutes each) that can be viewed at your own pace through May 31, 2018. Enrollment is open now through Feb 28, 2018. Questions about the course can be emailed to Sonia Story, throughout the length of the course. In addition, live online video conferences will be scheduled approximately every 2 to 3 weeks throughout the course so you can ask questions and receive answers in real time.*

1.6 AOTA CEUs**

8 CCUs from Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, FSBPT. Continuing Competency Units (CCUs) are weighted differently than CEUs. See the chart at the bottom of this link for more information.

Contact Hours: 16 hours of online course programming and includes approx 3 hours for home practice and assignments. Course assignments are due on or before May 31, 2018. 

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You will learn...

• Research on the connection between un-integrated reflexes and learning challenges and ADHD symptoms.
• Outstanding sensory integration tools.
• Why infant movements build learning, sensory processing, social-emotional skills, speech and balance.
• Movements and games for integrating 11 key infant reflexes.  
• Innate Infant rhythmic movements for brain maturity.
• Movements for reducing stress, trauma and anxiety.
• Simple, but powerful movement strategies for taking the stress out of goals.
• Playful movements to do with children.

Brain and Sensory Foundations tools are effective for helping with: 

  • • ADD/ADHD

  • • Poor sensory processing

  • • Autism, anxiety, Aspergers

  • • Poor sensory processing

  • • Poor balance, coordination, gait

  • • Intense emotional outbursts

  • • Learning challenges

  • • Developmental delays

  • • Speech delays, selective mutism

  • • Poor muscle tone

  • • Stress, trauma/PTSD

  • • Sleep challenges

  • • Stroke and TBI

See Supporting Research, Evidence-Based Rationale for Physical Therapy Practice 

See Supporting Research, Evidence-Based Rationale for Occupational Therapy Practice 

Parents and therapists using these tools report increases in academic achievement, more harmony in family life, and children reaching new levels of calm, fitness, motivation and happiness. Though the emphasis of this class is on children, Brain and Sensory Foundations tools are equally effective for teens and adults.

What parents and therapists say

This course is for you if:

  1. You have a desire to make a huge difference for your children and/or clients. View Case Studies here.
  2. You are eager to experience for yourself the transformative, stress-busting power of innate neuro-movements.
  3. You enjoy seeing measurable results and helping others!

From our Students:

End of Course Survey Responses

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Registration Dates:

Open enrollment: Now through Feb 28, 2018

Program Access: From registration date through May 31, 2018

Course Assignments for CEUs Due: On or before May 31, 2018

Course Tuition: $387 per individual 

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Full Course Fee due upon registration. Register early to receive course manual* in the mail and to give yourself ample time to complete the course. For shipping outside the US, add $18 US for International shipping. A $35 fee applies for extensions to access material past course end date. Extension is for one year. *Course training manual is 100 pages, hardcopy, sprial bound, professionally designed with color photos and instructions and is an excellent reference companion that is included with the course.

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Our  Guarantee: If you are not satisfied for any reason, return all course materials to PO Box 676, Chimacum, WA 98325, along with your refund request within 30 days of your registration for a full refund. Course materials must be unused and in good condition to receive full refund.

Course Content

Course Objectives: To view Click here

Course Syllabus: To view Click here

Read Course FAQs before registration To View FAQs Click here

Assessments and Requirements

For those taking this course for continuing education credits and/or a certificate, the following steps are required.

  1. Attend or view all sessions for the full duration of the training.
  2. Complete a multiple choice exam with a score of 75% or higher.
  3. Actively participate in learning the movements experientially and record the experience in brief journal entries to be submitted in Word format to Sonia Story via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Journal entries are evaluated by Instructor and feedback is sent to Learner as confirmation of satisfactory completion.
  4. Show competency in practical application through written case studies to be submitted in Word format to Sonia Story via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Case studies are evaluated by the Instructor, and feedback is sent to Learner as confirmation of satisfactory completion. Learner agrees that case studies will not include any information that identifies an individual. In addition, case studies may be shared in part of whole by Sonia Story or agents of Move Play Thrive, unless otherwise instructed by author of case study.   To see instructions for Journals and Case Studies, click here.
  5. Complete an online end-of-course evaluation survey.
  6. Students are also expected to read all course handouts in addition to course manual

*Live, Online Q & A Sessions

Questions about the course can be asked by emailing to Sonia Story, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. throughout the length of the course. Or questions can be asked through Chat with live, online responses as long as you agree that your questions may be recorded and shared with Brain and Sensory Foundations student community. Students will be sent emails to access live, online Q & A sessions; they are generally held 2 times per month on Tuesdays and/or Thurs evenings and Saturdays.

Students must check email for updates on Live Q & A sessions. These sessions are helpful, but not mandatory for CEUs. When available, recordings of the Live Q & A sessions are sent to all students.

Please note answers to extensive questions requiring detailed responses that are beyond the scope of the class are available with a phone consultation. Rate for phone consultations is $120 per hour with a half hour minimum.

Technical Requirements

Internet Connection is required using a PC, Laptop or Mac computer to access the NewRow online learning platform. Online programs may be viewable on mobile devices, tablets or cell phones, via use of a free NewRow app. To download the app from your regular app provider, search, 'newrow'. 

To check your computer or device for proper set up, Click here for Notes on the NewRow Technology.

Instructional Methods

  • • Lecture
  • • Training manual
  • • PowerPoint presentation
  • • Video demonstration
  • • Independent experiential lab practice
  • • Sharing of case studies
  • • Questions and answers


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About the Instructor

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Sonia Story trained directly with psychiatrist Harald Blomberg, MD, and kinesiologist Moira Dempsey, authors of the book, Movements That Heal. She has also learned from mentors Jon Bredal, Bonnie Brandes, Svetlana Masgutova, Bill Hubert and many other leaders in integrative movement.

Sonia synthesizes numerous methods of Reflex Integration and has further training in Developmental Movement, QRI, MNRI, Bal-A-Vis-X, Brain Gym, Nonviolent Communication and Storytelling with Children. In addition to teaching, Sonia has a private practice and has worked as a special topics trainer for foster parents in Washington state. For more information about Sonia Story, click here.


COURSE SPONSOR: Move Play Thrive, PO Box 676, Chimacum, WA 98325, For more information contact Sonia Story, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In the event of cancellation by sponsor, all tuition fees are refunded in full. Student registration cancelled within seven days of start date may not receive refund. Full attendance and participation is required to receive certificate. For professionals other than OTs, check with your professional licensing agency regarding CEUs.

Any educational aids and materials sold during or after this training may involve a minimal proprietary interest on the part of the Instructor and/or Move Play Thrive.

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Please let us know if you have a special needs request for attendance in this training course. Though we cannot guarantee that we can provide every special needs accomodation, we will do our best to facilitate special needs.

**The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Classification Codes that apply to this training course:

  • Domain of OT-Performance Skills
  • Domain of OT-Client Factors
  • Domain of OT-Activity Demands

Disclosure: Sonia Story, instructor for the Brain and Sensory Foundations course, does not have any relevant financial or relevant non-financial relationships to disclose and has no potential conflicts of interest in presenting this material. Instructor receives compensation via Brain and Sensory Support Co. for conducting course.

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Disclaimer: Consult with your health care provider if you have questions about doing movement. Nothing in this webinar or any other content by Sonia Story, should be interpreted as medical advice.


Location Online, must have access to internet connection, ethernet cord is prefered over wireless connection
Contact Sonia Story, Phone: 360.732.4356, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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