For the house to stand the FOUNDATION must be strong.
Development is a hierarchy, if the base is not stable or integrated then the higher levels of development will not have a strong base to move from. Thus you will see decrease in coordination , dysfunction, and difficulty with simple tasks, such as walking, getting dressed, reading, etc. These are complex movements with body awareness, visual and auditory systems, tactile systems, any many other systems at work. For many children and adults who struggle physically and emotionally with daily life skills, reflex dysfunction could be the culprit.
Reflex Integration treats a variety of diagnosis for pediatric and adults: Developmental Delay Cerebral Palsy Autism Executive Function Disorder Aspergers Dyslexia Dysgraphia Emotionally Disturbed (ED) Learning Disability (LD) ADHD Inattentive, Hyperactive or Combined type Oppositional Defiance Disorder Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Stroke Hemiplegia
As hard as my young patient tried he could not coordinate his movements. He also had difficulty interpreting what I was saying and what he was reading. He was not trying to get into trouble, but that is where he always found himself. I felt that the traditional occupational therapy model I was using was not solving the problem for him or his family. It helped to relieve some of the symptoms, but it did not answer the question as to why he was having these issues. So I started studying and researching for the Why? What I found was Reflexes.... This child's reflexes were unintegrated. How was he suppose to work, play, or live at his expected capacity if his hardwiring was not wired correctly. Of course things were going to be more difficult for him! To answer this question, I found the Masgutova Method www.masgutovamethod.com. Reflex integration gets to the heart of the neurology or better said the brainstem of the neurology to create changes. It allows the brainstem to integrate primary and life long reflexes. This allows the body to switch out of fight or flight response and into rest and digest. Also explained as out of the sympathetic system and into the parasympathetic system. Integrating a person's reflex allows the body to fulfill it's duty of protection, thus allowing the higher cognitive functions to relax and coordination to improve. To find out more check out the Masgutova Method website: http://masgutovamethod.com/