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

September 18, 2023 6:30 PM

Physical meeting

First-Step Method: a therapeutic approach for children with special needs or developmental delays

Join us for an insightful conference on First-Step® at Spazio Aurea, Milan, on September 18th, from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

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April 2, 2023 11:00 AM


Webinar "Introduction to the First-Step® Method"

The participants can actively participate and ask questions in English, German and Italian.

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