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Primitive Reflex Integration

 

In infants, primitive reflexes are observed to determine neurological function. Their presence or absence at various stages help set the foundation for later development. When reflexes persist past infancy, they interfere with development and can affect movement, visual skills, learning, and emotional well-being.

The Moro reflex can be associated with anxiety, difficulty with balance and coordination, visual problems, sensory sensitivity, and difficulty with math.

The Tonic Labyrinthine reflex can contribute to issues with muscle tone, posture, balance, and difficulty with time, space, and sequencing.

The Spinal Galant reflex is associated with dyslexia, and can be responsible for bedwetting, difficulty concentrating, fidgeting, and auditory and sensory processing disorders.

The Asymmetrical Tonic Neck reflex is also a contributor to dyslexia, and can be related to difficulty with visual convergence, visual-perceptual skills, crossing midline, handwriting, and expressing thoughts and ideas on paper.

The Symmetrical Tonic Neck reflex is often a factor related to problems with vision, coordination, posture, and attention. If you are, or were, a W sitter or a messy eater, you may not have integrated this reflex.

If you have a learning disability, an anxiety disorder, or if you see yourself or your child in any of these descriptions, we would be happy to perform an evaluation and assist you with inhibiting any residual reflexes.