Posts tagged Moro Reflex
Brain Based Movements in Action, Part 1

I am so excited to tell you about my most recent learning experience that I feel certain will help my children with some areas of concern, especially with regard to their ability to learn.  I recently worked my way through Yellow Wood's Brain Based Movement course.  This course is laid out so that you can take it in small chunks and really focus on the reflexes that are of the most concern for your student(s).  I found the video demonstration of each movement...

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Anyone have a child who is easily startled? Or who is very anxious in new situations? These are just a couple of the symptoms that can affect a child with a retained Moro reflex. 

But first, what does it mean to be "retained"? This just means that the reflex has "stuck around" for too long. Typically these primitive reflexes are "integrated" by a year old. When this doesn't happen, it becomes harder for the brain to be used efficiently, especially as a child gets older and has more demands. But, even if a reflex is retained, it's never too late to help it integrate.

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