What are Primitive Reflexes?
Primitive reflexes are automatic stereotypic movements directed from the brainstem and require no cortical involvement (thought). They are needed for survival and development in the womb and in the early months of life. However, as higher more sophisticated centers of the brain begin to mature, these primitive reflexes become a nuisance and must be abated in order for proper neurological organization of the brain to develop.
A great reference hand-out for parents and teachers in your practice/community on what primitive reflexes are and, if left not integrated, the potential social and academic consequences along with research references.
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A comprehensive questionnaire to give to parents to help identify the possibility of retained primitive reflexes in their child. It is also a great way for parents to see all the potential factors involved in poor reflex integration and be able to see how many factors may be playing a role in their child’s neurodevelopment.
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