Anat Baniel Method Practitioner
Matty Wilkinson has studied and facilitated learning and developmental processes for over 15 years as an early childhood educator, a practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method and Anat Baniel Method for Children, and a graduate student in child development at Tufts University. He has a private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he works with children with developmental delays, neurological injuries (i.e. stroke, cerebral palsy), scoliosis, learning disabilities, chromosomal/genetic disorders, and autism spectrum disorders, as well as and adults facing a wide range of challenges.
Matty views development holistically, and seek to engage and empower children in their own learning processes. In addition to Feldenkrais Method and ABM his work is informed by the theories of pioneers in the fields of human and child development, psychology, and early childhood education, including Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, Erik Erikson, as well as educators from Reggio Emilia, Italy. He understand that a child is part of a family/caregiver system and helps caregivers to be powerful and supportive agents of change in their child’s life as they insight into the interrelationships between various aspects of development. Matty seeks to help his students access their nervous systems' potential to maximize functioning, overcome a broad range of limitations, and become powerful learners. • Masters of Arts in Teaching- Child Development, 2007-2009 Tufts University, Medford, MA • Recipient of the 2009 Eliot-Pearson Excellence in Teaching Award • Anat Baniel Method for Children Professional Training Program, 2006, New York, • 2011-2012, San Rafael, CA, Training Support Staff • Feldenkrais Method Professional Training Program, 2000-2003, Berkeley, CA • Bachelor of Arts- American Studies, 1994-1999 University of California, Berkeley, CA Graduated with Honors