Special needs

The First-Step Method® is developed by Feldenkrais therapist Shai Silberbusch, from Tel Aviv. Shai and his team of experts have contributed significantly to the development of many children with special needs and developmental delays.

Since 2009, I have been representing the First-Step therapy for Germany, Italy, France and Switzerland. In fact, I have seen the incredible benefits of First-Step therapy in the treatment of my younger son (link). I devoted myself to spreading this therapy method in order to reach as many children with special needs as possible.

The First-Step Method founds on meticulous observation of childhood development. It has a holistic approach and seeks the active participation of parents. Thus, you as parents engage in the intensive therapeutic process of your child and receive continuous support from the team. The method aims at filling the developmental gaps of your child via sensory and motor development perspectives. It focuses on your child's potential rather than the obstacles and hindrances. This constructive approach helps conscious investment in the prospects of your child. You can find more detailed information on the method below.


Read more about the First Step Method here

Special needs

So far, the Association for Childhood & Rare Diseases (AEMO) in Lausanne and Children with Rare Diseases (KMSK) in Zürich have financially supported therapies for many children. Moreover, the Association for the Brain Injured Children (HIKI) in Zürich supported this method as an effective therapy for brain-injured children. Furthermore,  it featured some testimonial articles in their children's bulletin: Benedikt and Karli. We are happy to cooperate with your local association for the therapeutic process of your child.

Special needs events

February 26, 2023 11:00 AM

Physical meeting

Workshop in Berlin with Shai Silberbush

Shai has been caring for children with developmental delays for over 25 years. He introduces the method and shows live and video how he works. The participants can actively participate and ask questions. In English and German. Participants limited to 25. Fee is 25€.

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February 26, 2023 2:00 PM

Physical meeting

Assessment Berlin, February 26&27, 2023

We welcome families for an assessment Berlin. Every child can realize own potential, if given the opportunity and support. Even children with injuries, syndromes, and disorders can learn new functions, overcome their vulnerabilities, and create new learning pathways that lead to better performance. Personal assessment on February 26 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m On February 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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