Infantile reflexes and motor development - why some children struggle to sit still
Infantile reflexes and motor development
Why some children struggle to sit still.
'Why can't my child sit still?' This is a question which I get daily.
The children who I help are often considered 'fidgety', 'disruptive', 'naughty'. When we test their infantile reflexes we sometimes find they're still showing present infantile reflexes. This means that their body hasn't yet coordinated all of its own movements and their fidgety behaviour may be due to their early development reflexes still being present.
We are all born with infantile reflexes. Some of these reflexes help a newborn and infant to suck, turn their head, roll, and crawl. However, by the age of 4 years old, the body should be running, jumping, rolling, crawling, climbing, and eating from a spoon - no longer needing to rely on newborn and infant reflexes for movement.
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