With a thorough assessment, Lara can determine if your child is developing appropriately for their age. Primitive reflexes form part of this assessment as well as functional neurological testing. This assessment is performed in the clinic and no invasive techniques are required.
“Primary motor reflex patterns emerge along a predictable developmental continuum, with each successive reflex emerging to secure a child’s survival and protection as his system matures and advances.
When adequately engaged, each reflex anchors neurologically more deeply a physiological, emotional and psychological sense of security, freeing an infant to focus on exploring, learning, and fully advancing through all stages of primary motor reflex maturation. It is through this complete integration process that primary motor reflex patterns form the foundation for related motor reflex schemes (sitting up, crawling, walking, etc) to mature and for each of us to reach our full potential over time, anchoring emotional and behavioral regulation, and advancing motor, communication, and cognitive learning. Congenital disorders or traumatic events that occur in utero, at birth, or anytime after birth can interrupt the activation, maturation and
integration of a primary motor reflex pattern. Depending upon the number of reflexes impacted and the maturational deficits of each impacted reflex, a broad spectrum of life challenges can occur.”
Using MNRI techniques Lara is able to assess, pattern and integrate primary motor reflex patterns. She is also able to create MNRI primary motor reflex integration programs for individual clients.