ADHD and Autism can be identified as neurobehavioural conditions. These conditions adversely affect behaviour and learning and can be due to an imbalance of electrical activity between
areas of the brain, especially the left and right hemispheres.
The key is to identify the underdeveloped areas and if any primitive reflexes still remain.
Primitive reflexes develop in the brain stem during pregnancy to prepare us for the essential tasks needed to survive after birth. Ie. Breathing, latching, eating, holding head up, crawling and walking. All of which will disappear or integrate after 12 months. If they don’t integrate they will inhibit further development of the brain and can lead to learning difficulties, poor social interactions, disrupted coordination and body movements on minor and major scales.
Retained primitive reflexes are commonly found in people with neurobehavioural conditions like Autism, ADHD, tics and Tourette’s syndrome.
Integrating these reflexes with specific exercises and assessing and correcting any spinal subluxations can improve the brain and body connection!