By: Integrated Learning Strategies
Children with Spinal Galant Reflex often mistaken for ADHD. Researchers speculate that the hallmark symptoms of ADHD could be directly attributed to a retained response in the child. Treatment can change the direction of treatment from traditional medication to retraining the brain, says Dr Simon Tisdale.
STEP 1 Have your child or student get down on their hands and knees. Make sure their arms and back are completely straight. Their back should be flat like a table top.
STEP 2 Take a marker or sharpie and gently trace it down the left side of your child’s spine (from the top of the neck, down to their lower back). Repeat exercise on the right side of the child’s spine.
STEP 3 Notice the reaction of the child. If they display any types of discomfort, ticklish parts or dipping of their back the closer you got to the lower back, it is a sign of a retained primitive reflex.
STEP 4 If your child had any of the reactions listed above, ask them questions like “How ticklish was it?” “On a scale from 1 to 10, how badly did it hurt?”