Leigh Scott is a Certified Child’Space Method Practitioner.
The Child’Space Method greatly enhances the effectiveness of the Feldenkrais practice Leigh has been offering for 13 years when working with parents, babies and their older siblings. Child’Space is a profoundly intelligent method and babies respond quickly and achieve robust developmental progress in Leigh’s care.
Leigh is the author of her own parenting programs with more than 35 years in private practice in the Hudson Valley. The focus of Leigh’s work has been the social, emotional and motor development of babies in the first two years of life and guidance and support for parents as they sort through the plethora of confusing information on parenting.
After years as a postpartum doula with hands-on experience handling hundreds of infants, Leigh has creatively combined the most ground-breaking somatic approaches to motor development with cutting edge social neuroscience relating to the attachment bond.
As a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and Child’Space Method Practitioner Leigh offers parents a unique, strength-based approach supporting each developmental stage of their baby, from birth to independent walking.
Leigh’s certifications and experience include:
"Without Leigh, I don't know if my husband and I would have survived our crash landing into parenthood! In each visit, she calmed our feisty baby and taught us new skills to navigate the difficult newborn weeks. I would often say to myself, "What would Leigh do?" Because of Leigh's work with our family, we were able to be more attuned to our baby's needs and help her develop and thrive."
- Sarah and Wallace Patterson and baby Rose
“We first met Leigh Scott just before our eldest son was born.
Leigh has a remarkable knowledge of infant development, especially over the first year of life and how to support this naturally unfolding ability within babies.
My husband and I refer to Leigh Scott as the baby whisperer because of her ability to connect and engage with babies.
One of the most astounding examples of this is how our newborn responded when in her arms.
He moved and stretched himself in a way we had not seen him do when we held him.
Through her face-to-face playful interactions she observes and supports babies through whatever developmental movements they are doing.
Whether our son was in her arms, on his back, belly, reaching out for a toy, learning to roll or beginning to crawl, Leigh delighted in getting down on the floor and connecting with him while giving us tips to support normal healthy movement.
We were so grateful for Leigh’s baby Feldenkrais classes and one-on-one sessions."
- Erin and Steve Davis and babies Jude, Boden & Niva
"I first met Leigh as a colleague in a psychology study group, where she introduced me to the Feldenkrais Method of healing. I soon became a client of hers to treat my subtle and longstanding physical muscle tensions. The experience was extremely helpful.
Besides just the physical benefits of the Feldenkrais Method, part of my healing process was the interaction with Leigh herself.
She is a beautiful soul – intelligent, thoughtful, calm, and wise. Leigh also coached my daughter on how to use movement and touch to deepen her connection with my three month old grandchild . After knowing Leigh for five years in our study group and seeing her in action, I highly recommend her to parents and children of all ages."
- Amy P. Schneider, Ph.D., New York, NY
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