PRIMITIVE REFLEXES- WHAT DOES RESEARCH SAY?
“Evidence-based practice (EBP) is based on integrating critically appraised research results with the practitioner’s clinical expertise, and the client’s preferences, beliefs, and values “(AOTA).
Primitive reflexes are often a hot topic in OT forums.
Many OTs believe that retained primitive reflexes can interfere with a child’s learning.
Others feel that the minimal research that’s been done isn’t substantial enough.
Personally, I took the Integrated Learning Strategies Retained Primitive Reflex Course, and when I tested some of my students that exhibited the symptoms, I saw exactly what the course said I would. You can see examples of retained reflexes here.