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What is Retained Neonatal Reflexes™ ?
Primitive reflexes remain hard wired into our nervous system and function neurologically all our life. At various stages of development, particular reflexes are tested as an indication of normal neurological function. Thus, in this sense, they are always ‘retained’.
It is the neonatal display of these brainstem reflexes continuing after normal time of integration that causes the problems in behaviour, perception, learning, hormonal function etc.
For example, it may be normal as a person rotates their head to the right for the muscles that pull the right arm backward and those that pull the left arm forward to contract to allow their body to twist toward what they see. This is related to the Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex. However, if this reflex has not been appropriately integrated within the nervous system as the brain develops, the child or adult may experience distractibility, clenched pen/pencil grip, handwriting problems, poor comprehension, momentary disappearance of parts of the visual field, poor hand-eye co-ordination etc.
The term ‘Retained Neonatal Reflexes’™ has been coined by Dr Keith Keen and became a registered trademark in 2009. It indicates that the neonatal display of a primitive reflex has been retained beyond the normal time of integration for that individuals nervous system.
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