Help By Diagnosis
Standard neurological tests will reveal the continued presence of aberrant Primitive and Postural Reflexes.
Individual reflexes affect specific areas of functioning: one reflex can interfere with the control of the hand when writing; another can affect balance and control of eye movements so that the eyes ‘play tricks’ on the brain, making the letters appear to move on the page.
A full Neuro-Developmental assessment will detect the presence of primitive reflexes and balance problems. Detailed tests assess Central Nervous System maturity. Both types of test aid INPP in the diagnosis of NMI / Neuro-Motor Immaturity.
These are the medical facts which form the basis of our work at INPP:
- During life in the womb a group of reflexes called the primitive reflexes emerge.
- Primitive reflexes should be present at birth in the baby born at full term.
- Primitive reflexes are inhibited by the developing brain during the first year of life.
- Primitive reflexes are gradually replaced by Postural reflexes. Postural reflexes develop in the first 3½ years of life to provide the basis for automatic (unconscious) control of balance, posture and voluntary movement.
- It is an accepted medical fact that retained primitive reflexes beyond the first 6–12 months of post natal life indicate immaturity in the functioning of the Central Nervous System.