Primitive Reflexes

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Primitive Reflexes   WHAT ARE REFLEXES? “Reflexes are involuntary movements or actions. Some movements are spontaneous, occurring as part of the [person’s] usual activity. Others are responses to certain actions. Reflexes help identify normal brain and nerve activity. Some reflexes occur only in specific periods of development.” WHY DID THE REFLEXES NOT INTEGRATE? Unfortunately, there

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Fine Motor Coordination

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Fine Motor Coordination What is fine motor coordination? – Fine motor coordination refers to the use and control of small muscles in the body in order to engage in various tasks requiring fine motor control and manipulation. Why is it important? – Fine motor coordination skills are important for tasks and skills such as copying

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OT Developmental Milestones of Children 2-5 Years Old

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In a previous post, Children Achieving Success: a look into pediatric occupational therapy, we mentioned the importance of understanding the developmental milestones that children should reach at any given age. With this knowledge a parent or teacher can ensure that each child is reaching these goals, and if not they will know to reach out

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