Retained Primitive Reflexes and Hand-eye Coordination Delays

By: Integrated Learning Strategies

Hand-eye coordination is one of the most essential motor skills needed for a child to have good handwriting skills. The child must establish a dominant hand for writing and a supporting hand for holding the paper while the child writes.

Retained Primitive Reflexes in a child can cause hand-eye coordination issues, handwriting, and spelling issues. – Trouble with coordination – Poor spatial awareness – Poor body image and body awareness – Impaired hand-eye coordination

The ATNR Reflex is crucial for early hand-eye coordination and visual tracking in babies. It ensures arm stretches out on the same side when the head is turned, supporting hand-eye coordination. Retained ATNR can interfere with hand-eye coordination and other critical motor skills, as 50% of children with a retained reflex struggle with dyslexia.

Retained TLR reflex in school-aged children can hinder reading and writing, cause eye tracking and hand-eye coordination issues, and hinder advanced postural reactions. This can cause jittery eye movements and hinder proper hand-eye coordination. Retained TLR beyond three years can lead to more difficulties in tracking and writing letters and words.

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