Dyslexia and primitive reflexes
A study of 54 children who were independently diagnosed with dyslexia found that they all had motor dysfunction and visual problems. Here’s what the study found:
The asymmetric neck reflex (RTAC) and tonic labyrinthine reflex (RTL) were still present in 100% of the children. They also noted delays in RTSC, spinal, palmar, plantar and rooting reflexes.
92% of the children had difficulty with oculomotor skills.
98% had difficulty with the coordination of visuomotor integration.
Study results suggest that abnormal primitive reflexes combined with visual perception difficulties may impact learning, especially reading, as it requires proper oculomotor function, motor skills, and coordination.
This is why it is important to work on the sensorimotor schema of the child or adult who has difficulty in reading and / or speaking.
Written by: Michael Lapointe.
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