The Importance of Primitive Reflexes
Primitive (infant) Reflexes are essential for:
Maturing the brain - linking up key parts in the same manner babies do naturally when they learn to crawl and walk. As babies work through the movement patterns they are developing:
Fine and Gross Motor Skills Hand-eye coordination Balance
Emotional stability and control Visual Perception Auditory Processing
Speech and Language abilities Body Awareness Self-Regulation Regulate Muscle Tone Improve Memory Concentration Organization Vestibular Sensitivity Comprehension
When primitive reflexes remain active many learning, behavior an emotional difficulties can emerge.
Incomplete integration of primitive reflexes may be a contributing cause of:
ADD/ ADHD apraxia or aphasia developmental delay sensory integration disorders lack of confidence behavior challenges Reactive Attachment Disorder extreme shyness language delays OCD self-regulation issues digestive issues
sleep challenges feelings of overwhelm dyslexia reading and writing challenges accommodation and convergence issues
Unspecified developmental issues with multiple symptoms that don't fit any diagnosis criteria.
Rhythmic Movements complete the primitive reflex patterns to mature the brain