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Primitive Reflexes

Primitive reflexes developed in utero and during the first 12 months of life within the brainstem. These are reactive actions developed during the stages of life that the decision making parts of the brain have not fully developed to protect and assist the infant in further neurological development and muscle control. These reflexes are essential.

Simply put,

an infant’s initial movement’s are reflexed based to incoming stimulus. Making these movements repetitive and predictable and helping the infant grow safely. As the infant matures these reflexes are no longer needed.

The integration of theses reflexes are an essential stage for typical development allowing one to perform more complex tasks and the development of higher levels of the brain and muscle control. If they aren’t integrated and milestones are missed then developmental delays and difficulties with functional skills could develop in later stages of life.

Retained Primitive Reflexes and How it can affect our Children

Traumatic pregnancy, traumatic birth, developmental restrictions, chronic ear infections, lack of tummy time, skipped crawling, failure to thrive or the development of reactive attachment disorder can cause these reflexes to be retained and dominant not allowing the nervous system to mature or react appropriately to certain stimulus. This in turn may then affect development, learning and behavior in many ways, here are some of them:

Delays in integrating primitive reflexes can be seen in several diagnoses but are not limited to the list below all of them equaling difficulty learning:

Ways to help your child to integrate these reflexes:

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Define the 8 senses

The 5 that we are all aware of:

The 3 that aren't so commonly known:

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Proprioception is the sense of the relative position of one’s own parts of the body regarding position, motion, and equilibrium and strength of effort being employed in movement Even if a person has their eyes closed they know through proprioception that their hand is raised or the knees are crossed (as examples).

Vestibular is the 1st system to form in the womb, is an inner ear system responsible for: routing auditory, visual, and tactile information from the environment to the appropriate areas of the brain for balance, coordination, muscle tone, reflex integration, postural control, emotional regulation, & awareness of our body in space. And plays a very significant role in motor output, self-regulation, reading, writing, & expressive language.​
Interoception is the sense of the physiological condition of the body which one perceives pain, hunger, etc., and the movement of internal organs..As humans, we perceive feelings from our bodies that relate our state of well-being, our energy and stress levels, our mood and disposition.This system constitutes a representation of ‘the material me’, and provides a foundation for subjective feelings, emotion and self-awareness.​

Sensory Processing

Sensory processing is a mind-brain-body feedback loop in how our bodies intake sensations from our body, the environment and then produces an outcome from it.

The process of using this information is how our mind learns and develops adaptive interactions.

It is how we perceive, plan, prioritize, understand, recognize, organize, conceive, reason, experience and remember our experiences by.

Executive Functioning​

All of life skills involve executive functions of the brain. These functions that take place in the frontal lobe and they blend together social, emotional and intellectual capacities, enabling us to use what we know in order to pursue our goals.

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