Assessing Neuro Motor Readiness for Learning The joys and excitement of a child turning five is celebrated as a rite of passage. The child growing up, going to ‘big school’ and putting on their new uniform brings delight to parents and teachers. But when is a child really ready for … [Read more...] about Pushing our children to ‘learn’
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?
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!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! 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 … [Read more...] about A quick snippet . . .