By: Integrated Learning Strategies
The spinal Galant reflex assists with the development of the fetus's auditory processing system and balance and coordination, and plays an active role in the birthing process.
Potentially, overall school performance could suffer as a result of a primitive reflex that is simply still present. If the spinal Galant reflex does not integrate after a child is born, you will notice some of the following signs as your child reaches school-age: – ADHD like symptoms – Struggles with written and verbal instructions – Loses focus frequently – Can’t sit quietly
The spinal Galant reflex integrates around 6 months after birth. Signs that a toddler may have a retained spinal Galant include struggles with standing, walking and running. This reflex supports the development of the muscles in the lower back, pelvic area and legs. It is an integral part of preparation to help the child develop gross motor coordination. The toddler may have an unbalanced gait and may trip frequently. Signs in Toddler and Preschool age Children – Unbalanced gait – Struggles with running