ATNR: Studies Show 50% of Kids with a Retained ATNR Primitive Reflex Struggle with Dyslexia

By: Integrated Learning Strategies

Primitive reflexes are like a symphony, with all the moving parts coming together to create a masterpiece. Some reflexes influence movements that hold the keys to educational success.

The ATNR is a primitive reflex that develops key motor skills, such as rolling over, crawling and eye-hand coordination, after birth.

The most important details in this text are the signs of a retained ATNR in a school-age child, such as poor handwriting, excessive pressure, cramping, and fatigue. Other signs of an active ATNR include straightening the arm while writing, leaning back in a chair while writing, writing in a slanted direction on the page, extremely tight grip on writing utensils, and difficulty with fluency in writing.

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