Prevention/Activities for Primitive Reflex Integration

For infants:

  • Lots of floor play. Decrease the amount of awake time spent in containers.
  • Lots of movement. Provide natural movement that is not from a container.
  • Avoid carrying your infant in their carseat when out and about. Try to carry them, wear them, or sit them in the cart if they have adequate head control.

For older children who exhibit signs of retained Primitive Reflexes, engage them in various activities such as:

  • Rock climbing.
  • Swimming.
  • Horesback riding.
  • Hopscotch.
  • Swinging & sliding.
  • Jumping rope.
  • Rolling down hills.
  • Riding bikes.
  • Obstacle courses.
  • Therapy ball activities.
  • Traditional sports.
  • Gymnastics.
  • Yoga.
  • Karate classes.

References: Sensory Project Podcast Primitive Reflex Crash Course

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *