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 have shown 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. It also provides compensation techniques and treatment strategies to help integrate each reflex covered. Please note: This most recent recording includes many demonstration videos.
- Explain the screening process for each primitive reflex.
- Provide several compensation techniques for retained reflexes in the classroom.
- Identify a treatment exercise for each of the retained reflexes.
- List programs that are available to therapists, teachers, and parents that promote the integration of primitive reflexes.
Target Audience: intermediate-level OTs, COTAs, PTs, PTAs and other professionals working with children with developmental delays.
Course Instructor: 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 www.OTKimWiggins.com, 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 Listening Program, and as an Irlen Screener.
- Financial: Kim Wiggins receives a speaking fee from Sensational Brain LLC and is the owner of listenWRITEshineBRIGHT.
- Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Post-Test: Before receiving a certificate, learners must take an objective post-test to demonstrate they acquired the learning outcomes. An attestation statement is included indicating the learner viewed the entire course and completed the post-test independently. A passing grade is ≥ 70%.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
This course is approved for 0.2 AOTA CEU or two contact hours under this Classification Code: Category 2, OT Process: Intervention.
Sensational Brain LLC is an approved CE provider for the Alabama, Florida, and Georgia Boards of Occupational Therapy. Our CE Broker tracking number is 50-20546. This course code is 20-590880. CEUs are uploaded weekly. Please provide your license information with your post-test.
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