Jeanie Bell began working with my 9yo son Jack. He has been identified as having Asperger's. He does not particularly like being touched and can be very timid around new people. I did not have high expectations about how he would respond to having a stranger touching him or asking him to lay on her table. Jeanie was GREAT. She put him at ease and allowed him to move at his pace. To my surprise he was very cooperative, he interacted and loved his "play dates" with Jeanie. She referred to their visits as play dates not therapy so he would feel comfortable. It was a brilliant way to pursue Jack and he will ask for play dates with Jeanie now.
Before meeting with Jeanie bed time was a huge challenge. Jack could not relax and settle into peaceful sleep. We would end up having an emotional escalation which is the last thing you want at bed time. Jeanie taught us how to help Jack relax and fall into a peaceful sleep pattern. She helped us as his parents understand what was happening in his body. The chemical responses were not something he could control but he knew instinctively how to respond to them. Sadly we didn't get it and thought his requests were to prolong the bed time process. Jeanie taught us how to love Jack and understand his unique needs.
I am so thankful for the time we spend with Jeanie. She has changed the way we all interact with each other. There are still tense times but the way we respond to his stress is completely different. -- Rebekah Roberts Knoxville, TN
Jeanie Bell is the therapist that initially introduced us to MNRI therapy. She has been an integral part in Hayden attending therapy conferences and has greatly contributed to his progress! We've been blessed to continue therapy with Jeanie in between conferences. Hayden wouldn't be doing as well developmentally if it weren't for Jeanie's input and recommendation for him to begin MNRI therapy.
Morgan Witter , Memphis TN