Brain Body Connect

Online movement program to integrate primitive reflexes

Does your child have difficulties with...

  • Sensitivities to sound, touch, taste, or movement

  • Feeling car-sick or motion sickness easily

  • Riding a bike, catching/throwing/kicking a ball,

  • Speech and articulation

  • Running, skipping, hopping, jumping, climbing or crawling

  • Avoiding obstacles, keeping their balance, coordinating movement

  • Difficulty sleeping (falling asleep/staying asleep)

  • Infant milestones either skipped or they were slower to reach milestones e.g rolling, crawling, walking and talking later than expected

  • Toileting or bedwetting 

  • Vision/visual skills, or difficulty reading 

  • Strong fears or worries (anxiety, frequent nightmares, often expresses worry)

  • Activity levels (highly active/unable to sit still or very lethargic and low energy)

  • Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or learning challenges

  • Not wanting to engage in tasks, frequent tantrums

  • Difficulty expressing their emotions or is emotionally sensitive

These challenges are often common for children who may have retained primitive reflexes, impacting on their ability to engage in everyday activities. If you have noticed your child displays any of these challenges, our online program would benefit their development and wellbeing. 

In our program, we provide 1-1 consultations with parents to assess their child’s current challenges, and to develop an individualised movement-based program, to integrate primitive reflexes and support sensory processing.

What are primitive reflexes?

Reflexes develop in the first few weeks of life, while a child develops in-utero, in the womb.
As we grow and develop, several reflexes will emerge and integrate while we are still in the womb and before we are born. These reflex patterns create automatic movements (e.g baby kicking, moving around), so that when we are born, we already know how to start moving our body.

The central nervous system (CNS) controls our movement, thoughts/cognition, communication, social connections, processing our senses and connections between the brain and body.
Primitive reflexes are the blueprints for the development of our movement as an infant and a baby. These reflex patterns ‘disappear’ after around 2 years of age (although this is largely individual).

When primitive reflexes remain, children and adults might have difficulty with a range of skills related to reading, writing, movement, sensory processing, emotional wellbeing, cognition, self-care and learning.

 

 

Take the questionnaire

Take the questionnaire to decide whether you would like further support for your child with integrating primitive reflexes. At the end of the questionnaire, you may enter your email if you would like to receive a brief summary of the results you entered and information to help you to determine whether reflex integration would benefit your child at this time.

Take the free questionnaire below.

Want to learn more about primitive reflexes?

What is Reflex Integration?

Reflex integration exercises support the neural networks of the brain and central nervous system to support the integration of primitive reflexes, control of posture, and processing our senses effectively. 

Reflex integration exercises support the brain and nervous system from a bottom-up approach, to support the foundation of sensory processing skills, postural skills and to support self-regulation skills.

Brain Body Connect

Online Program for Reflex Integration

Reflex integration exercises support the neural networks of the brain and central nervous system to support the integration of primitive reflexes, control of posture, and processing our senses effectively. 

Reflex integration exercises support the brain and nervous system from a bottom-up approach, to support the foundation of sensory processing skills, postural skills and to support self-regulation skills.


What you get in the program:

The online Reflex Integration program is a 3 month program and includes:

  • A review of your reflex assessment questionnaire to identify specific active primitive reflexes

  • 6 x fortnightly individual 1-1 video calls (up to 30 mins) to practice and review exercise movements

  • Individualised movement-based program for your child + family to practice at home

  • Digital home program provided via Theratrak App (so you can access your program anytime!)

  • PDF and video resources

  • Revisions to your home program as neccessary during the 3 month program

  • A home program to continue with after the program has finished

  • Opportunity to book addition 1-1 sessions as required to review and update your progr

Movement programs are developed by an Occupational Therapist trained in neurodevelopmental movement

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Movement programs are accessible through the mobile app Theratrak to support accessibility and accountability and help you keep on track!

Theratrak is free to use and helps you get more out of therapy sessions -
you can continue with therapy activities anytime, anywhere, when it suits you.

You'll never forget your home activities again.