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Developmental - Reflex

Sensory Effectsdev reflex

  • Increased, reduced sensory awareness
  • Light, sound(s), tactile, taste, smell
  • Contribute to Executive Function disturbances

Vestibular, Proprioceptive Effects

  • Motion sickness; needs constant movement
  • Coordination and spatial disturbances
  • Abnormal eye movements, binocular vision
  • Contribute to Executive Function disturbances

Primitive Reflexes Retained, Partially Remain

  • Anticipatory anxiety, dislikes change, oppositional-defiant
  • ADD / ADHD – like symptoms, non-verbal disorders
  • Time, spatial perception disturbed
  • Gross, fine motor coordination problems
  • “Lack of upper body strength”
  • Contribute to Executive Function disturbances

Postural Reflexes Incompletely Developed, Absent

  • Reduced torso, body flexibility
  • Poor “posture” and body awareness
  • Unique cognitive and expressive disturbances
  • Reduced memory for repetitive movement patterns
  • Contribute to Executive Function disturbances
  • Combined Effects of Compensation and Overload

Combined Effects of Compensation and Overload

  • Susceptible to frequent “meltdowns”
  • Reduced short- and long-term memory
  • Disturbed attention, not ADD
  • Auditory processing, sequencing problems
  • Reduced Processing Speed, as measured on IQ testing
  • Contribute to Executive Function disturbances