STNR: Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex, TLR

Learning to crawl – how our development relates to learning

I adore watching babies make involuntary movements in their first few months of life. These involuntary movements are primitive reflexes, and are governed by the brainstem - the only part of our brain that is mature when a baby is born. Very soon, babies start to be able to control their movements, and start being… Continue reading Learning to crawl – how our development relates to learning

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ATNR:Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex, STNR: Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex, TLR

Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia – what are they and how can you help?

Everyone has heard of dyslexia, but perhaps most people are less familiar with the terms dyspraxia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia, which are also specific learning difficulties… So, what do all these terms mean? Dyspraxia is a neurological spectrum that involves difficulties in motor planning, coordination as well as organisation of thought, sequencing and working memory and… Continue reading Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia – what are they and how can you help?