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Some of the symptoms of retained reflexes.

Palmar Reflex

  • Poor manual dexterity

  • Messy writing, poor pencil grip

  • Speech difficulties

Juvenile Suck and Rooting Reflex

  • Speech, poor articulation

  • Dental problems

  • Dribbling and fussy about food

  • Poor manual dexterity

Spinal Galant Reflex

  • Trouble sitting still, fidgety

  • Bedwetting, daytime incontinence

  • Irritation, fussiness about clothing and dressing

  • Poor short term memory

Moro Reflex

  • Sensory and emotional sensitivity

  • Allergies and lowered immunity

  • Poor stamina

  • Difficulty coping with changes.

  • Motion sickness

  • Physical timidity

  • Visual difficulties

  • Tire easily

  • Anxiety

  • Mood swings

  • Insecurity and low self esteem

Asymmetric Tonic Neck Reflex

  • Easily distracted

  • Poor co-ordination

  • Messy hand writing

  • Difficulty crossing midline

  • Mixed or confused laterality

  • Poor expression of ideas on paper

  • Difficulty sitting up right to write

  • Visual perceptual difficulties

  • Problems learning to ride a bike

  • Problems with balance

Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex

  • Poor posture

  • Tendency to slump particularly when sitting at a desk

  • Simian, ape-like walk

  • W leg position when sitting on the floor

  • Poor hand-eye coordination, clumsy child, messy eater

  • Difficulty with readjustment of binocular vision changing from desk to black board

  • Difficulty learning to swim

  • Poor concentration when in sitting position

Withdrawal Reflex

  • Withdrawn

  • Shyness

  • Tantrums

  • Anxiety

  • Poor eye contact

Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex

  • Lack of concentration

  • Poor posture, stoop

  • Poor sense of balance

  • Car sickness

  • Dislike of sports and physical activities

  • Spatial issues

  • Poor awareness of time

  • Poor muscle tone

  • Tendency to walk on toes

  • Poor co-ordination

  • Poor sequencing and maths skillsDifficulty sitting comfortably at a desk

retained reflexes Pauline Shannon
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