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The Masgutova Method & Primary Reflex Integration

The Brainchild Institute is proud to be a leader in offering the revolutionary Masgutova Method of Neuro-Sensory-Motor Reflex Integration (MNRI®) Developed by Russian psychologist...

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Welcome to Brainchild Institute

The Brainchild Institute was created by Dr. Leah Light to meet the needs of children with Auditory Processing Disorder and sensory processing disorders as well as social and learning challenges. In addition, this program was created in response to parents’ pleas for a comprehensive neuro-developmental program that would help address the root of their children’s issues rather than merely addressing their symptoms.

Enhancing sensorimotor processing through better hearing, vision, movement, and tactile integration is the first step towards a well adjusted, balanced brain. Our team is lead by Dr. Leah Light ( "Hear Dr. Light speak at the International ABA Congress 2014" ).

Integrated brain processing is the ultimate step in building better brains. By stimulating development of multi-sensorimotor neural networks, professionals at the BCI help "connect the dots" for enhanced self-control, motor functioning, speech understanding, social development, language skills, and academic performance....

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Masgutova Method at Brainchild Institute

Reflecting on all that I'm thankful for this week, it was hard not to think of our time receiving services at the Brainchild Institute. This time last year I contacted Dr. Light's office in search of therapy for my daughter and it turned out to be one of the BEST decisions I've ever made! After just a few sessions of reflex integration, I immediately noticed some changes in my daughter's sleep and attention levels. Since her disorder is at the DNA level I was trying to keep my hope in check, when all of a sudden she began to finally walk on her own. At this point she was 4 years old and only 2 weeks into the program. Each week so much would change and my little girl kept blossoming. Not only was the therapy instrumental, but Dr. Light and her staff's genuine concern for my child's overall wellbeing was more than I could ever wish for. I am certain that the benefits of this program had, and continue to have, a huge impact on our daughter's development, even accross her other therapies. Thank you Dr. Light for always asking questions and never giving up on our sweet girl.


- Erick & Genesis Almonte

2018-11-30T09:56:38+00:00
Reflecting on all that I'm thankful for this week, it was hard not to think of our time receiving services at the Brainchild Institute. This time last year I contacted Dr. Light's office in search of therapy for my daughter and it turned out to be one of the BEST decisions I've ever made! After just a few sessions of reflex integration, I immediately noticed some changes in my daughter's sleep and attention levels. Since her disorder is at the DNA level I was trying to keep my hope in check, when all of a sudden she began to finally walk on her own. At this point she was 4 years old and only 2 weeks into the program. Each week so much would change and my little girl kept blossoming. Not only was the therapy instrumental, but Dr. Light and her staff's genuine concern for my child's overall wellbeing was more than I could ever wish for. I am certain that the benefits of this program had, and continue to have, a huge impact on our daughter's development, even accross her other therapies. Thank you Dr. Light for always asking questions and never giving up on our sweet girl. - Erick & Genesis Almonte

Dr. Light’s work and dedication

If I could give this clinic 10 stars, I would. My daughter has been in many therapies for the past 2 years and it was only after a few sessions in Dr. Light's office that she began walking. She is 4 years old and took her first, independent steps a few weeks into the program. The staff is highly knowledgeable, extremely professional, quick to answer messages or emails, it's just overall an amazing experience. I do not have the words to describe my gratitude for Dr. Light's work and dedication.
2018-04-07T08:53:44+00:00
If I could give this clinic 10 stars, I would. My daughter has been in many therapies for the past 2 years and it was only after a few sessions in Dr. Light's office that she began walking. She is 4 years old and took her first, independent steps a few weeks into the program. The staff is highly knowledgeable, extremely professional, quick to answer messages or emails, it's just overall an amazing experience. I do not have the words to describe my gratitude for Dr. Light's work and dedication.

Completed Masgutova Method program at Brainchild Institute

I thought I would share a HUGE win with you all as you have been instrumental in Johnny’s (our family’s) journey. Johnny has had struggles since our move to Texas and in his new school. His new school uses Conscious Discipline and has been so willing to work with us and to help Johnny in his new environment. He uses a sensory walk a few times a day and the school has placed safe spaces in many locations for all students to use. We have also been doing his massages and enrolled Johnny in martial arts.

Well- Johnny has not only received all “Yes” on his behavior goals for the last 3 weeks (able to manage his emotion and follow directions within 3 tries) but he has earned 5 Mustang Manners. These are tokens given to kids throughout the day for extraordinary acts of leadership. 5 is a special number (some kids will take all year to earn 5) because when you earn your 5th you get to run to the Principal’s office and have the Principal call home to brag about how amazing you are- today Johnny got to make that call!!

As you can imagine, Johnny is beaming. He is confident and proud. He has friends and is just one of the crowd in the best way possible but ever still “Johnny.”

Thank you for everything we learned and your support even from far way.


- Amy Janeiro

2018-11-30T14:27:12+00:00
I thought I would share a HUGE win with you all as you have been instrumental in Johnny’s (our family’s) journey. Johnny has had struggles since our move to Texas and in his new school. His new school uses Conscious Discipline and has been so willing to work with us and to help Johnny in his new environment. He uses a sensory walk a few times a day and the school has placed safe spaces in many locations for all students to use. We have also been doing his massages and enrolled Johnny in martial arts. Well- Johnny has not only received all “Yes” on his behavior goals for the last 3 weeks (able to manage his emotion and follow directions within 3 tries) but he has earned 5 Mustang Manners. These are tokens given to kids throughout the day for extraordinary acts of leadership. 5 is a special number (some kids will take all year to earn 5) because when you earn your 5th you get to run to the Principal’s office and have the Principal call home to brag about how amazing you are- today Johnny got to make that call!! As you can imagine, Johnny is beaming. He is confident and proud. He has friends and is just one of the crowd in the best way possible but ever still “Johnny.” Thank you for everything we learned and your support even from far way. - Amy Janeiro

Family Testimonials

There is a light in all of this and there is hope and help for families like us. Dr. Light gave us hope and that is why I made sure to learn MNRI techniques so that I can do them at home. She truly saved my son and I will forever be grateful for that. Now, I cannot wait to come back in 6 months to show her and Julie the progress we are making with MNRI.

Forever grateful,   SLinna - “Ethan’s Mom”

2017-06-14T05:42:31+00:00
There is a light in all of this and there is hope and help for families like us. Dr. Light gave us hope and that is why I made sure to learn MNRI techniques so that I can do them at home. She truly saved my son and I will forever be grateful for that. Now, I cannot wait to come back in 6 months to show her and Julie the progress we are making with MNRI. Forever grateful,   SLinna - “Ethan’s Mom”

Susanna S

BrainwoRx camp has been a life changing experience for my son.  In this brief period of time there he has become more confident, able to engage better in a social environment with his peers and adults as well, became more aware of his body (tone) and his surroundings and has just flourished immensely.   Dr. Leah Light and her staff were extremely encouraging and helpful, my son said "I want to stay in BrainwoRx camp forever.


Susanna S.

2016-01-07T07:01:36+00:00
BrainwoRx camp has been a life changing experience for my son.  In this brief period of time there he has become more confident, able to engage better in a social environment with his peers and adults as well, became more aware of his body (tone) and his surroundings and has just flourished immensely.   Dr. Leah Light and her staff were extremely encouraging and helpful, my son said "I want to stay in BrainwoRx camp forever. Susanna S.
2016-06-07T07:00:19+00:00
Ethan was born a 100% healthy baby. My husband and I had a hard time getting pregnant and Ethan was our miracle baby. When he was diagnosed with autism at a little over two years, we were all devastated. Being a medical professional, I kind of knew what his diagnosis would be, but when they actually told me, my whole world fell apart. I guess, deep down, I kept hoping I was wrong and I just didn’t want to accept it. (more…)