We all enter the world with an innate set of hardwired primitive movement patterns that ensure our survival and help organize the development of our postural control— moving from rolling, sitting, crawling, and eventually walking. They also provide the basic neurological framework for the organization of our perceptual-motor development—how we perceive and, ultimately, act on our world. They are not a simple…
What does it mean to integrate a reflex? Sensory Processing Challenges and Reflex Integration The primitive reflexes, or primary movement patterns, is a topic area that has generated significant interest and attention amongst allied health professionals. From an Ayers’ (1973) informed Sensory Integrative perspective, the primary movement patterns represent the building blocks for posture, balance, and overall regulation of arousal and affect….