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