Sometimes our children get stuck as they are developing. This “stuckness” can be attributed to many things. Today we are going to share an early development that often gets stopped or hindered along the way which can cause children to struggle with school, relationships, frustration levels, distractibility and much more. The good news is there are things you can do about it. Knowledge is power and we want you to be empowered with knowing about this potential cause for hiccups.


Bible Passages: Psalm 139:1-4, 13-18


Development Rut Buster


Today tune in for information about a developmental step that often gets stuck. We will talk about primitive reflexes and about them being integrated or retained.


Does your child have any one of these concerns?


Balance


Allergies


Respiratory infections


Muscle tone


Difficulty accepting criticism


Mood swings


Low self-esteem


Insecurity


If you answered yes to any of these concerns, it is possible that your child has retained primitive reflexes.



What are Primitive Reflexes? Here are some:


Moro


Palmar


ATNR or Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex


Spinal Galant


Tonic Labyrinthine,


Symmetrical Tonic



These could be symptoms of retained reflexes.


Meltdowns


Learning issues


Awkward Social Skills


Speech difficulties


Sensory integration struggles


Walking gait concerns


Poor handwriting


Bedwetting


Bowel problems


Poor memory


Emotional struggles,



One of our favorite resources: Reflexes, Learning and Behavior: A Window into the Child's Mind by Sally Goddard.


Find all this and more on this week’s Podcast.


Tip for the Week – Potty Training for typically developing kids as well as those with developmental challenges.


We share some great information from an article from the Mayo clinic and talk about adapting these ideas for typical children as well as children who have challenges.


http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/infant-and-toddler-health/in-depth/potty-training/art-20045230


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