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Integrating Primitive Reflexes in a School-Based Setting: Screenings, Compensation Techniques, and Treatment Strategies

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Kim Wiggins, OTR/L


Integrating Primitive Reflexes in a School-Based Setting: Screenings, Compensation Techniques, and Treatment Strategies

Primitive reflexes emerge in utero and should be integrated no later than 2 years of age. Unfortunately, studies show that approximately 75% of school-aged children with learning disabilities have retained primitive reflexes, which are becoming more common and strongly impact how students function. This 4-hour course provides occupational therapists with a screening process to identify each of these retained primitive reflexes: MORO, Tonic Labyrinthine Neck Reflex, Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex, Spinal Galant, and Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex. Kim also provides compensation techniques and treatment strategies to help integrate each reflex covered. This course is packed with videos, examples, and strategies to help school-aged children reach their full potential.

Learning Outcomes

  1. State the screening process for each primitive reflex.
  2. List three compensation techniques for retained reflexes in the classroom to improve success with daily occupations.
  3. Identify a treatment exercise for each of the five retained reflexes explained in the course.
  4. State how to incorporate treatment activities functionally into the classroom setting to improve occupational performance.
  5. Differentiate between programs that are available to therapists, teachers, and parents that promote functional integration of primitive reflexes.
  6. List functional goals that support integrating primitive reflexes in the school setting.

Course Information

  • Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level OTs, COTAs, parents, educators, and other pediatric professionals
  • Course Instructor:  Kim Wiggins, OTR/L
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  • CE Broker course code: 20-1100134

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development (#8215). Course approval ID# 07926. This distance learning, independent format is offered at 0.4 CEUs, Introductory level, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.


Kim Wiggins, OTR/L, is an experienced occupational therapist specializing in the treatment of children since 2001. She is a full-time therapist at a City School District in upstate New York, owner of, and has been a nationally known speaker since 2011. Kim is certified in Mobile Devices for Children with Disabilities, Puzzle Art Therapy, Handwriting Without Tears, Zaner Bloser, The Size Matters Handwriting Program, The Listening Program, and as an Irlen Screener. To view Kim’s courses, check out her product page.


  • Financial: Kim Wiggins receives a speaking fee from Sensational Brain LLC and is the owner of OTKimWiggins LLC. Kim is an affiliate for these companies and receives a percentage of profits from her referrals for these webinars:
    • Double Time Docs ( A Collaboration Sensation and Get It Done! OT documentation
    • Move Thrive Play ( Primitive Reflexes
    • SpedNotes (a free program until August 2020, Get It Done! OT documentation and Writing IEP Goals
  • Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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