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Moro Reflex - Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex (TLR) - Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (STNR) - Babkin 

Landau Reflex - Spinal Galant Reflex - Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR) - Babinski

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            (The following text is taken from "Alla Sinnen - Positiv inlärning"

       english translation: Gustav Bärgaskörd)


       What is sensory-motor training?
      'Senso' means senses and' motor' corresponds to how we move. Senses and motor skills must work together if we are to develop and experience       the world around us. This development usually occurs spontaneously and naturally in children.

      Difficulties in the senses interaction
      If the motor skills and/or the senses interaction is not fully developed, it can give difficulties like:
             - Problems with balance,
             - clumsiness,
             - Find it difficult to read and write;
             - Have unclear speech,
             - Have difficulty concentrating,
             - Be over- or underactive,
             - Have difficulty interpreting social signals and follow playrules which can lead to behavioral problems.
          Difficulties with this interaction has effects that can be described as "development and neurological dysfunctions."

      Reflexes drives development forward
      All people are born with a set of primitive reflexes in the body. Reflexes are movements that we do involuntarily and unconsciously.

      In infants, these reflexes should replace each other in a given order to make sure that the child eels, crawl, stand up, walk and run.           

      When they are able to control their movement patterns it indicates that higher levels of the brain are connected. The child practice these       movement patterns ​until they are done automatically. Only then they can do several things at once, like taking in new knowledge and skills.

Remaining reflexresidues

If movements are not automated and the brain's higher functions have not yet taken over, so the child (or adult) can control their movements, the movement patterns will be affected by reflex residues. The child can not control their body movements. They are easily tired

and may be so busy trying to control their body (eg. sitting still) that they may have a hard time concentrating on the learning. The reflex  residues can also block further development.

Sensory-motor training
Sensory-motor training means that we find out what primitive reflexes that are not developed. Based on several different methods, we design individual training programs to develop the movement patterns. The child may repeat the earlier movements (that should be seen at infants), creating new connections in the nerve system and automate the natural movement patterns. When this occur, we have created new conditions

for learning.

What are reflexes?
Reflexes are movements of the body that are activated by stimuli outside our awareness. Already in the womb the child reacts and reflexive movements occur so that arms and legs move.

Some reflexes are at help during the child´s birth. Other reflexes helps us to grasp, suck, turn, lift the head, creeping, crawling, standing up

and go. All these reflex movements help us to develop our neurology, locomotion and balance. The reflexes are developed and gradually the primitive reflex movements should be taken over by our consciousness (reflexes will be integrated). We should be able to control our body.

The reflexes trigger each other in a predetermined order, which is the same for all people.

Some reflexes will help us throughout life
Some reflexes help us to manage the daily life. They help us to maintain balance, to control the gravity, keeping our body upright and regulate our body in a, for us, unconscious way. Reflexes must be integrated if we should be able to control our bodies.

Otherwise the unconscious reflex movements can disturb our attitude, our consciousness, our concentration or other functions.

PhD, Carla Hannaford, neurophysiologist at the University of Hawaii, says that we are unaware of 99.9% of what happens in our body!

If the reflexes are not working properly
If something occurs that stress the baby during the pregnancy, childbirth or the early years (poisoning, illness, etc.) can one (or several) of the child's development stages be too short or maybe be omitted. If this occurs, the reflexes may not come to the point of beeing integrated ​do the maximum. Our nerve and muscular activities then will be affected by stimuli and by our reflexes.

The learning capacity can become slower, more difficult or even impossible if the various functions of the brain do not cooperate well with the various nervous systems of the body.

The body is still not neurologically ready for learning.

Is it possible to integrate them afterwards?
By daily, for 10 - 15 minutes, carry out individually designed exercise program, which imitates the baby's spontaneous way of moving, you can activate the dormant nerve cells and cause them to connect with others. Using these specific body movements, we create new "brainways" in

the nerve system and the locomotion system. We integrate the reflexes retrospectively and dissolves the learning blockages that are caused by non-integrated reflexes.

It is possible that later in life integrate the remaining residues of primitive reflexes. We teach the body to perform the movements that the infant spontaneously would have done to integrate the reflexes and consciously control the body. And so, if you waited five, fifteen or fifty years.

It´s never too late to get rid of primitive reflex residues. If you are older and have tensions in the body that are caused by your attempts to compensate for/prevent the reflex residues the reflex integration probably will help you to get rid of symptoms like back pain

or pain in the neck.


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