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Case Studies - Developmental Delay 

 

 

 

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July 24, 2015

 

Hey Folks!

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Today I am sharing with you some case studies that have been done with me or someone else, on some specific Developmental Delays. The first that I am sharing is about Autism.

 

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Case Studies - Developmental Delay 

 

 

Autism and Retained Moro Symptoms

When you look at the symptoms of a retained Moro Reflex, you notice that many of these are similar to the struggles associated with Autism. Specifically look at the list below, which overlap with Moro Reflex symptoms:

  •       Poor stamina
  •       Doesn't maintain eye contact
  •       Sensitive to light
  •       Sensitive to sound
  •       Dislike of change
  •       Anxiety or nervousness

My First Peek

The first time I really noticed that there was a relationship was the summer I worked with an 11 year old girl, and at the end of the 6 months of reflex integration, listening therapy, and brain training, the mom said there was a "profound difference in her social abilities". That exact same summer, a colleague with a boy who had the label of PDD-NOS (pervasive developmental disorder - not otherwise specified) had her son work on integrating the Moro Reflex. This was the only therapy of the summer, and at the end, she said the greatest change was his ability to now socialize.

 

Correlation Study

I was intrigued. So the next thing I did was to conduct a small correlation study to see if people with Autism also had a retained Moro Reflex. My occupational therapist tested 15 children with autism and 14 of them had a retained Moro Reflex. Quite a high correlation!

 

10 Year Old Diagnosed with Autism

The following email came from a mom. I had done my best to determine that her 10 year old autistic daughter had a retained moro reflex, and she wrote me after 3 weeks of daily Moro reflex integration exercises:

 

On Thursday, her teacher called me. Of course, as I saw the caller ID I braced myself and answered the phone. She called to tell me that she had the best week ever with her. (she has been in this classroom for most of 4th grade and all of this year). 

She went to 3 assemblies and walked right in and sat with her class. She has NEVER sat with her class. Recently she stood just inside the door but usually she is in the hallway crying with her hands over her ears, sweaty palms and terrified. They are doing long division with remainders this week. She is picking it right up. (She is pretty good at math but it usually takes a bit for her to get the concepts and then she retains them. More impressive to me is that she only likes nice even numbers. In the past remainders would not be tolerated, there would be a tantrum over this gray area!)

 

To me the best part was she has seen her interacting with her peers and joining in conversations. (Never before). That night she came home and wanted to decorate for Easter. (Never really cared about decorating). Today she told me a little bit about kids at school with no prompting. She is sleeping less and kind of giddy at night. Physically she seems to be using her hands more without giving up, removing tape from a package and opening things.


 

From Carol Brown of Equipping Minds:

Payton is a new student with Autism.... non verbal. We started working Dec. 30 (email was dated February 8, just over a month). Thursday she said her first independent sentence.  Her mom is in all of the sessions.... we both teared up. She said, "I want to play Blink!"    She's never said a full sentence in her life....


 

Finally, from a teacher in California:

Just a quick note from California.  I have a student that a year ago was basically a selective mute on the Autistic Spectrum.  I have put a lot of work in class working in the Moro and can report that she changed like a light switch coming on.  She is speaking in class, she will transition independently, is reading basic readers, and is exhibiting significantly fewer behaviors to the point that we may be removing the 1:1 behavioral specialist from her IEP.  


 

As Autism is a developmental disability, and the primitive reflexes are part of infant development, it seems logical that a cause of it would come from not fully going through one or more developmental stages. Next week, I will go through some case studies regarding Specific Learning Disorders.

 

 

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