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Foundation for Learning: Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex



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August 20, 2015

Hi All!
Here in the upstate New York area, we are experiencing warm temperatures, sunshine and some thunderstorms. Good weather for summer! Around here, children begin their new school year a couple of days after Labor Day, while many of the children near you have been riding the school bus for days or even weeks. Either way, it is a new school year and time to build foundations for a successful new year!!

The Sale of the Month we have Primitive Reflexes: Foundations for Learning. Save over 20% during the sale. 
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Foundation for Learning: Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex

 
A foundation that you can begin today is building the brain and body. See how many of the following questions relate to the children you are thinking of.
  • Do you have children or students who have skinny arms and legs?
  • Who have no muscle tone and are weak in their upper body?
  • Do they find it most comfortable to slouch in their chair?
  • Do they hate to lie on their tummies to read or watch TV?
  • Are they very disorganized?
  • Can't tell a good story from beginning to end?
  • Can't read an old fashioned clock?
  • Mix up words related to time like yesterday and tomorrow?
 
If you responded yes to several of the above questions, the child probably has a "retained Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex (TLR)". What does this mean? The child must have passed too quickly through this stage of development in infancy. Normally, while a baby, the child spends time on his or her tummy with head and arms up and out. While doing this, he is developing the muscles in the neck, shoulders, and back that weren't developed yet. These muscles are necessary for later stages of development.
 
Other areas in the body that are growing and maturing are the vision system for convergence - the ability to refocus near to far and back again easily and efficiently, and the ability to use the entire foot for walking (instead of toe-walking).
 
A later stage of development is Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR) which is integrated by doing combat crawl. In order to do this, the baby needs to have developed strong muscles to be able to pull herself across the floor. These muscles are developed during the TLR stage. Crawling requires even more muscles as the arms must be able to hold up the weight of the body. So, in order to move through these stages appropriately, the stages must be adequately entered and worked through. Rushing to have a child walk, for example, is not the most productive way of developing the body.
 
And that's just the body. What about the development of the brain? During each stage of development, the brain grows and matures. During TLR, the connections to the temporal lobe are starting to be developed, setting up the brain to be able to sequence, which is necessary for reading (keeping sounds in order), writing (keeping letters, words, and thoughts in order) and math (step by step directions, counting, telling time).
 
On last thing. If the child has a retained Moro reflex, she probably also has a retained TLR. Both of these are covered in all of the suggestions below.
 
What to do?
Replicate the stage of development. While I normally suggest 30 straight days of doing the exercises in Maintaining Brains Everyday, and while that amount of time may result in changes in sequencing and telling time, to develop the muscles fully may require up to 6 months of daily exercise. It is important to know what your goals are and how much time the family is willing to spend on this.
 
Other things to consider:
  • Learn all about testing and integrating 6 primitive reflexes through "Primitive Reflexes: Foundation for Learning" which is on sale this month.
  • See a professional, rather than DIY
  • www.masgutovamethod.com
  • www.rhythmicmovement.com
  • Purchase "Reflexes, Learning and Behavior" by Sally Goddard
  • Find a local occupational or physical therapist knowledgeable about the primitive reflexes
 
So, it's the beginning of the school year - a new start for new foundations. Begin the exercise program today that will be the building blocks of success in all the tomorrows yet to come!
 
 
 
 

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Kathy Johnson, MS Ed
kjohnson@pyramidofpotential.com

Bob Johnson
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Pyramid of Potential
245 Washington St #3369
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-260-3937

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Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex
Kathy Johnson, M Ed describes the Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex, and how it impacts learning if retained after infancy.
Kathy Johnson, M Ed describes the Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex, and how it impacts learning if retained after infancy.
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