Discover how the lower brain centers effect how reflexive movements influence active motion. All children are born with primitive reflexes but when there is damage or impairment within the cortex or midbrain, the reflex synergistic patterns persist. School based practitioners are ideal therapists to integrate primitive reflexes for progressing development and school success. Learn a new perspective on how to enter the CNS with sensory information to assist in rewiring around impairments for improved motor outcomes.
- Recognize the role reflexes play in normal development related to the functional activities in children.
- Identify how retained reflexes can impact a student’s ability to participate in school activities.
- Apply an intervention to alter tonal patterns to promote controlled voluntary motion during school activities.
School based therapists
- Evaluation – patterns of movement
- Compensation patterns of movement
- Why brain challenges demonstrate primitive reflexes
- How the brain relates information for survival
- Case study
- Sensation triggers
- Applying to the classroom environment
Karen Pryor PhD, PT, DPT, ND, CH, CPRCS specializes in neuroplasticity. With a firm belief, when you change the mind the body follows. She is a physical therapist with 42 years of experience as well as a Naturopathic Doctor. Integration of multiple educational avenues has helped her design advance- programs for rewiring the brain. She received the “Outstanding Volunteer Service Award” from President Obama in 2010 for her work in advancing treatments in children. In addition, she received an appointment from Governor Bill Haslam to the Leadership Interagency Coordinating Council for birth to three-year old children in Tennessee. Dr. Pryor has achieved great success in helping children reach their potential through neuroplasticity techniques and innovations that change the way the brain functions in children with challenges all over the world.
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Once you purhcase an online course, you will have the opportunity to take an exam to test your retention of the material. If you have purchased this course, please ensure you have logged in to your account in order to take the exam. The exam must be completed with a pass rate of 80% or more in order to receive your certificate of attendance.