Retained STNR: When a Child Retains the STNR, Certain Learning Areas Break Down

By: Integrated Learning Strategies

Correct posture is crucial for children's good health, as it helps them maintain energy and prevent fatigue and stress. Poor posture can result from injury, fall, or environmental factors like inadequate sleeping habits. It may also indicate a retained primitive reflex, impacting daily tasks and classroom learning.

Retained STNR refers to a baby's inability to coordinate the upper and lower body, causing them to "bear walk" on their hands and feet. This can lead to poor posture, fidgeting, and squirming, which can cause attention and focus issues in the classroom. As the child ages, they may prefer lying on the floor or sit in the "W-position."

Retained STNR is indicated by unsynchronized swimming movements, poor upper and lower body coordination, and other signs. – Unable to coordinate crawling on hands and knees – Poor posture – Floppy muscle tone – Prefers to lie on floor – Poor posture sitting in a chair – Uncoordinated – Difficulty with swimming – W-Sitting

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