There are many questions running through my mind about reflexes, some of which could become areas for research. Particularly at the moment is the role of the STNR reflex. The more assessments I undertake on children the more I am seeing this reflex still fully present. Currently, I am working … [Read more...] about The STNR (Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex)
What are Primitive Reflexes? Primitive reflexes are automatic stereotyped movements directed from the brainstem. We don't think about them, we don't try to make them, they just happen. These Primitive reflexes are needed for survival and development in the early months of life. However, as we … [Read more...] about What’s the deal with reflexes?
I am currently working on integrating the ATNR (Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex) with one of my children. Here is a picture of what an ATNR looks like - and at only 2 months this baby needs it! Anyway, my son was doing very good at focusing and concentrating on the simple movement … [Read more...] about When our body decides what it should do by itself …
The blog this week will take on a direction a little different than usual. I am not seeking to educate, or discuss theory, nor share a personal experience. In fact, this blog will have little to do with reflexes and education and more to do with you! Let me start with this . . . Thomas Paine … [Read more...] about Something Different . . .
Our eyes are essential for learning - especially in the classroom. We track (left to right) both when reading from a book and from the board. We need binocular vision to adjust our eyesight from close reading range to further distance - board range. Our eyes work overtime in the school system and … [Read more...] about Reflexes and the Eyes
My interest and curiosity in the STNR (Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex) is not new to you all. I wonder if it really does bridge the Primitive reflexes with the Postural's, or if it is solely a Primitive reflex. In addition to this I ponder about the retention of the reflex and how this impacts … [Read more...] about The Poltergiest!!!