This exercise aids in integrating hemispheres by crossing the midline and boosting overall connectivity. This is a complicated exercise incorporating both gross motor skills with fine motor details, frontal lobe executive planning, and parietal lobe spatial skills that are requiring and building connectivity throughout the brain.
This exercise integrates the motor system proprioceptive inputs and helps integrate the Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex. Symptoms that may benefit from this exercise include: Slumped seating position, poor muscle tone, crawling readiness, W-sitting, poor hand-eye coordination, and the inability to sit still and concentrate.
This exercise activates the core or trunk muscles while integrating the pelvic proprioceptive inputs with the neck and brain. This is beneficial for integrating gross motor skills, proprioception, balance, core muscles, muscle tone, toe walking, motion sickness and spatial orientation.
This exercise benefits the vestibular reflex with cortical spinal motor activity and activates the integration center. Symptoms for adding this exercise include: hyper-sensitivity to clothing or touch, bed-wetting, sensitivity to back touching, poor concentration, poor short-term memory, fidgeting, and leaning posture towards either side.
This exercise requires and builds stability and can aid in integrating crossing the hemispheres to boost overall connectivity.
This is beneficial for integrating Asymmetric Tonic Neck Reflex, hand-eye coordination, handwriting, crossing vertical midline, and visual tracking.
This exercise aids in anterior and posterior vestibular spinal column integration. This exercise is beneficial for integrating gross motor skills, proprioception, balance, core muscles, hand-eye coordination, and concentration.
This exercise integrates the Fear Paralysis Reflex and the Moro (or startle) Reflex. If you startle easily, have excessive fear, or get embarrassed easily and your face flushes you may consider adding this into your daily routine. Other symptoms that may benefit from this exercise include: poor impulse control, social and emotional immaturity, poor self-esteem, aggression, fear of failure or embarrassment, and phobias.
This exercise benefits the anterior cortical spinal tract. You can do this with just arms, just legs, both arms and legs, and opposing arms and legs. Symptoms that may benefit from this exercise include: inability to sit and concentrate, muscle tone, and hand-eye coordination.
This is more of a Cerebellum exercise than a Primitive Reflex Integration Exercise. Strengthening the Cerebellum will help with tone, balance, coordination, language integration, and eye movement issues. In fact, the Cerebellum is connected to all of the networks of the brain and is involved in all developmental issues. If the Cerebellum is imbalanced then the brain, to some degree, is imbalanced.