How Retained Primitive Reflexes are Holding My Child Back in Learning and Motor Development

By: Integrated Learning Strategies

The most important details are that many children struggle with attention and focus, sensory issues, coping notes, poor posture, handwriting and reading delays, and fallbacks in developmental milestones. Retained Primitive Reflexes are one of the missing pieces for many kids, and when tested, 65-70% of students had one or more retained Primitive Reflexes holding them back.

Primitive reflexes should integrate to make way for other developmental milestones, but when they do not, they can have a negative impact on learning and motor development. Parents should be aware of the signs of retained primitive reflexes.

The signs of a retained primitive reflex include sensitive to touch, sound, smell and taste, balance issues, clumsiness, freezing, poor impulse control, mood swings, hand-eye coordination, difficulty tracking, poor posture, attention issues, wraps legs around chair, wets bed after age 5.

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