Reflexes Learning and Behavior

A Window into the Child's Mind

Sally Goddard Blythe / Paperback
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This unique and brilliant book explores the physical basis of learning difficulties, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) with particular focus on the role of abnormal reflexes and the effect upon subsequent development.

Sally Goddard, Director of The Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology, Chester, explains how the reflexes of infancy (primitive and postural) can affect the learning ability of the child if they not inhibited and integrated by the developing brain in the first three years of life.  Each reflex is described together with its function in normal development, and its impact upon learning and behaviour if it remains active beyond the normal period.

Simple tests for the reflexes that are crucial to education are described, together with suggestions for suitable remedial intervention. A brief history of how current methods of intervention designed to correct abnormal reflexes have evolved is included and a summary of some of the relevant research in the field.

This book is essential reading for parents, teachers, psychologists, optometrists and anyone involved in the assessment, education and management of children and their problems.  It explains why certain children are unable to benefit from the same teaching methods as their peers and why they remain immature in other aspects of their lives.

ISBN: 0-9764543-0-0