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Primitive Reflexes: Screening, Compensation Techniques, and Treatment

You must complete your post-test for this grandfathered course BEFORE August 31, 2025, to receive a valid CEU certificate.

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Kim Wiggins, OTR/L


Primitive Reflexes: Screening, Compensation Techniques, and Treatment

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 the function of these students. This 2-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. Please note: This most recent recording includes many demonstration videos. This webinar is included in these webinar packages: Pediatric OT and School-Based OT: Beyond the Basics.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the screening process for each primitive reflex.
  2. Provide several compensation techniques for retained reflexes in the classroom.
  3. Identify a treatment exercise for each of the retained reflexes.
  4. List programs that are available to therapists, teachers, and parents that promote the integration of primitive reflexes.

Course Information

  • Target Audience: intermediate-level OTs, COTAs, PTs, PTAs, and other professionals working with children with developmental delays
    Note: While many professionals may benefit from the course content, we can only guarantee acceptance of continuing education credit as described in the following CEU section.
  • Course Instructor:  Kim Wiggins, OTR/L
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  • CE Broker course code: 20-590880.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved Provider #8215. This course is approved for 0.2 AOTA CEU or one contact hour under this Classification Code: Category 2, OT Process: Intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Additional Resources

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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