To get us all thinking about how the brain is impacted by the movement of the body here is a quick reference chart on some of the reflexes that impact our ability to learn.
Remember Primitive reflexes aren’t always the bad guys. We need them when we are young – but when we get past 4 years old they should have done their dash. I mean, who wants to see a 10 year old try to suck on his sandwich!?
In all seriousness, if children do continue to have a few of these Primitive Reflexes going on after 4 years of age it does become very difficult for them to focus on academic learning and sports.
Anyway, check out the chart, post a comment or two, or contact me now if you think some of these symptoms sound like your child. The good news is your child doesn’t have to stay this way!