Learn to recognize retained primitive reflexes and their effect on functional movement in students. Tools to assess primitive reflexes will be presented along with a new approach to treatment. Motor/nervous system damage or challenges require neuroplasticity tools for effective treatment. Learn a new perspective on how to enter the CNS with sensory information to assist in rewiring around impairments. Utilizing Neuroplasticity techniques result in improved motor outcomes in the school-based environment and the student’s school routine.
- Identify the cortical impairments that release dysfunction of primitive reflexes that render impairment of normal development of gross and fine motor skills.
- Learn to integrate the retention of reflexes to increase active movement in school aged children.
- Utilize an evidence-based assessment tool to evaluate primitive reflexes.
- Apply an intervention to address retained reflexes that effect normal functional activities in school.
- Apply an intervention to alter tone to promote controlled voluntary motion during developmental motor skills and school activities.
- Evaluation – Look at the patient functionally to see the nervous system and determine what reflexes are present
- Purpose for primitive reflexes
- Causes for primitive reflex obligatory demonstration
- How the brain relates information for survival
- Case study
- Evaluation – Use of active range of motion
- Treatment – Cranial nerve sensory pathways used for rewiring
- Use of lobes for neuroplasticity advancement
- How to naturally change low or high tone effectively to promote improved voluntary function, posture, gross and fine motor control
- Progress of the patient
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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