Posts tagged Palmar 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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Next on the list is the Palmar Reflex! This reflex is seen in infancy when a child grasps your finger! It usually is integrated into normal movement by 5 or 6 months of age. 

Everyone has seen a child who, while practicing cutting with scissors or playing piano, sticks their tongue out because they are concentrating. What's really happening though is that the Palmar Reflex has not integrated! This reflex literally connects the hand and mouth, so when it sticks around into childhood, it can look pretty funny! This reflex must be integrated in order for children to...

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