Retained reflexes mean that a person may struggle to do things that others assimilate naturally and effortlessly. Not only that, but the movements used in Rhythmic Movement Training are simple and fun - and children often start to ask for them every day, because their bodies NEED these movements.
I am often approached by parents seeking out primitive reflex integration as a result of seeing the film "Attention, Please!" Some people will go on to have a good look at my website, and might see my hierarchy of neurodevelopment, which is the way Move2Connect works: In simple terms, the Safe and Sound Protocol addresses… Continue reading Which first: Primitive reflex integration or the Safe and Sound Protocol?
This post is a tangent from my usual posts on neuroplasticity and polyvagal theory, but I feel an important one. While neuroplasticity work is extremely helpful, it is also important to set your child up for success by arming yourself with knowledge of the SEND system and how EHCPs work. In the week when I… Continue reading About EHCPs, SEND law and secondary schools…
I have been working with a child who has all the dys- specific learning difficulties: dyslexia, dyscalculia (the maths equivalent of dyslexia), dysgraphia (extreme handwriting challenges) and dyspraxia (a lack of spatial/temporal awareness/personal organisation), as well as ADHD, both with and without hyperactivity. Through movement and work with his Fear Paralysis and Moro reflexes, I've… Continue reading Specific Learning Difficulties and Neuroplasticity
You have undoubtedly found this blog post because you have an interest in retained primitive reflexes. Welcome! Have you been thinking about doing it yourself? Either with YouTube videos, or even by purchasing an online course? Or perhaps you have been trying a do-it-yourself approach, using books, videos and online off-the-shelf DIY training... In which… Continue reading Do-it-yourself primitive reflex integration
Why does SSP sometimes cause such extreme "adverse reactions"? Why is it so transformational for other people? Emma Ashfield of Move2Connect and Carol Ann Rowland of Halton Therapy & Neurofeedback in Georgetown, Ontario explains... This post contains vital information for remote clients of the Safe and Sound Protocol as well as for those researching the… Continue reading Safe and Sound Protocol – Side Effects
Why does SSP sometimes cause such extreme "adverse reactions"? Why is it so transformational for other people? Emma Ashfield of Move2Connect and Carol Ann Rowland of Halton Therapy & Neurofeedback in Georgetown, Ontario explains... This post contains vital information for remote clients of the Safe and Sound Protocol as well as for those researching the… Continue reading Side effects of the Safe and Sound Protocol
I had never heard of ELSA, other than of Frozen fame, until recently. For those who don't know this acronym, ELSA in a UK state primary school contact stands for "Emotional Literacy Support Assistant", and is a programme developed by an educational psychologist, designed to be delivered by teaching assistants, to offer emotional, mental health… Continue reading ELSA – not for neurodivergents
This is an update to the post below, published last month before our early half term. My son listened to 15 minutes of SSP per day with me. A lot of the time, we cuddled while listening, tapping out rhythms, but a few times we used a Buddha Board, and a couple of times, we… Continue reading Update: ADHD and Safe and Sound Protocol Experience
We have recently realised that my child might have a set of symptoms that could qualify him for a diagnosis of (inattentive) ADHD (or ADD). When I'm so busy looking at other people's children all day, it's sometimes hard to look at my own objectively. He has always had very few friends, but those he… Continue reading About ADHD