Underlying Theory

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Primitive Reflexes
Primitive reflexes are located in the brain stem. They are needed for survival and should be inhibited (put to sleep) by 14 months and replaced by the postural reflexes in the cerebellum. Primitive reflexes then return in old ages or in extreme danger/trauma.
Retention of the primitive reflexes beyond the age that they are required can inhibit learning.

The following example demonstrates how neuro-developmental delay impacts the child’s pencil grip and ability to draw simple shapes.
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