Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex

Inhibition of the tonic labyrinthine reflex is a gradual process involving the maturation of other systems. It should be completed by three and a half years of age. If it persists beyond this time, it is sometimes associated with:

  • Postural problems, specifically hyper- or hypo-tonus (muscle tone)
  • Tendency to walk on the toes
  • Poor balance
  • Motion sickness
  • Orientation and spatial difficulties
  • Oculo-motor problems – affecting reading
  • Visual-perceptual problems – affecting reading and writing
  • Dislike of Physical Education (PE)