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    Kines 199 - Spring 2019

ADHD resembles retained Primitive Reflexes

Explains what retained primitive reflexes are and how they relate to ADHD and other developmental disorders.

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I found this article very interesting because it talks about the diagnostic power of keeping track of infantile reflexes.  If a child still has certain reflexes after a certain age, for example the Moro reflex, they can be indicators... more »I found this article very interesting because it talks about the diagnostic power of keeping track of infantile reflexes.  If a child still has certain reflexes after a certain age, for example the Moro reflex, they can be indicators that the child will be more sensitive to certain stimuli and act more fidgety.  The reflexes can be "corrected," though, by an occupational therapist by working to replace the reflexes with responses that are age-appropriate.  I thought it was very interesting that it was found that addressing the reflexes could decrease ADHD symptoms for some people. 02-08-2019 6:18pm

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