#232 - Commonly Seen Retained Primitive Reflexes in the Classroom

by Jessica Hill, COTA/L & Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC November 30, 2022

#232 - Commonly Seen Retained Primitive Reflexes in the Classroom

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Commonly Seen Retained Primitive Reflexes in the Classroom

Today we’re going to dive into what happens when a child has retained primitive reflexes and they are in school - what does this look like? What does it mean? And how can teachers help?

Challenges at school that may seem like behaviors or even other diagnoses, such as ADHD or Anxiety, even SPD, could really be related to those underlying reflexes that never were integrated.

Links

Primitive Reflex Digital Course

Improving Focus and Behavior in the Classroom - Digital Course

All Things Sensory Podcast Instagram 

Harkla YouTube Channel

Harkla Website - Shop Sensory Products!

Harkla Instagram

Ep. 199 - The Covid Regression in Schools 

The Primitive Reflex Podcast Series

Ep. 149: The Palmar Grasp Reflex

Blog: What are Primitive Reflexes?

YouTube: Primitive Reflex Playlist

Study: The Prevalence of Retained Primitive Reflexes in a a Class of Healthy Preschoolers

 

 

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Jessica Hill, COTA/L & Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC
Jessica Hill, COTA/L & Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC

Rachel Harrington, COTA/l, AC and Jessica Hill, COTA/L are Harkla's in-house Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA). They have been working with children for over 6 years in outpatient settings. They specialize in creating easy-to-digest, actionable content that families can use to help their child's progress at home. Jessica and Rachel are the in-house experts, content creators, and podcast hosts at Harkla! To learn more about Jessica and Rachel, visit the Harkla About Us Page. Make sure to listen to their weekly podcast, All Things Sensory by Harkla for actionable, fun advice on child development.


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