Looking for help with ADHD?
ADHD is an issue where areas of the brain are not newtorking efficiently with one another. Fortunately, there are non-pharmalogical approaches that can help
Hi-Tech neurological assessments to identify the imbalance
Mellilo Method approach to integrate Primitive Reflexes
Brain based excercise approach to optomise brain activity
“Retained Primitive Reflexes interfere with the normal maturation of your childs brain leading to developmental delays”
How do Primitive Reflexes remain active?
When we are born we have several reflexes that help us to survive. For example the rooting reflex helps babies find and latch onto the nipple to feed and anyone who has put their finger in a babies palm and seen how tight the baby holds on has seen the palmar reflex in action.
As we develop our brains become more complicated and more capable of performing the tasks that the primitive reflexes were doing for us. Ideally, as our brain learns how to do the task the primitive reflex was assisting in the reflex should ‘’switch off’’.
Some Children, for a number of reasons, don’t fully turn off the primitive reflex. Imagine 2 people trying to drive the same car, chaotic and inefficient. This is what happens in the brains of kids with active primitive reflexes
What is the link between Primitive Reflexes and ADHD?
Every child is different, however there have been several papers published showing that Kids with ADHD have an overactivity in the left hemisphere of the brain and an underactivity in the right hemosphere of the brain.
Unfortunately most of the attention nextworks in the brain are in the right hemisphere which is why the delay in development in the right brain can lead to attention issues
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