Developmental Kinesiology – Kinesiological Integration of Early Childhood Reflexes

ANGELIKA STILLER AND RENATE WENNEKES


1992 CONFERENCE PAPER


The baby is born with reflexes and reactions. They belong to his “first equipment”. They are planned in our genetic code and proceed in a special order. The normal development is dependent on the building up and impairing of reflexes. The special stages of the reflex activities helps the medical doctor to recognize the degree of ripeness of the brain.

The reflexes are dominated by subcortical cores. In getting older most of the reflexes are impaired, and higher parts of the brain take over. Others especially the ones which influence the vestibular system stay or arise and help us during our whole life.

During therapy the main interest in reflexes is whether they are impaired or not. In our work we are more interested in the living of the reflexes and reactions.


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