Primitive Reflexes Explained, An Infographic
Primitive reflexes are unconscious muscle movements with which babies are born. They originate in the most primitive part of the brain offering protection from harm and preparation for later developmental challenges such as sitting and crawling. It’s important that these reflexes appear and disappear according to a specific timeline to ensure pathways in the brain develop properly. These early infant pathways in the brain become the building blocks for higher reflexes in later development.
Knowing your child’s milestones and primitive reflexes helps to identify and remediate developmental disabilities like autism, ADHD, learning disabilities and behavioral disorders. Take a look at the following infographic timeline that indicates normal primitive reflex development and typical inhibition schedule.
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