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Bal-A-Vis-X Continues to Grow and Expand its Reach

Posted on August 22, 2016 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (4)

I just returned home from another Great ‪#‎BalAVisX‬ training! This morning a 'memory' popped up on FB https://www.facebook.com/mobbillc/ from 6 YEARS AGO about a Great BalAVisX training I attended in Ann Arbor sponsored by Katy Held, Learning from the Heart

Taught by Bill Hubert (founder of this program)

This program just keeps getting better and better / wider and wider.

When I started learning this program 10 years ago it was 99% elementary sc...

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Primitive Reflexes - Oral Reflex

Posted on April 29, 2016 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (1)

Oral (rooting, sucking, chewing, swallowing) Reflex An active oral Reflex generally results in immature responses to touch around he mouth. Often the infant experiences difficulty when solid foods are introduced An active sucking reflex prevents the tongue from developing the necessary set of movements necessary for swallowing. The tongue may also remain to far forward in the mouth to allow effective chewing. The child may also fail to develop adequate control of the muscles...

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Primitive Reflexes - Babinski Reflex

Posted on April 27, 2016 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The Babinski Reflex helps to prepare the feet for walking and influences the ability not only to move the feet but also the legs, hips, and spine. It is important for muscle tone of the lower back. Children with a nonintegrated Babinski Reflex are often flatfooted, slow and do not like walking or running. They may walk on the inside or outside of their feet. Children with a nonintegrated Babinski Reflex may have a tendency to walk on their toes and rotate hips inward. Often te...

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Primitive Reflexes - Spinal Galant Reflex

Posted on April 20, 2016 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

This reflex is present in utero, and most likely helps in the birthing process. When the back is touched on either side of the spine a hip rotation occurs. It is thought to help babies balance and coordinate the body for belly crawling and creeping. If active, this reflex may hinder posture and walking. A child with an active Spinal Galant will find belts, and elastic waistbands irritating, thus this irritation can make focus and attention difficult. The child will fidget ...

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Primitive Reflexes - Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex

Posted on April 14, 2016 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The STNR Reflex emerges at about six months of age and helps the baby begin to crawl. However, if the baby fails to do enough crawling, this reflex remains active, causing involuntary movements that interfere with the child gaining control over the body, including eye tracking and movement. An active STNR makes it difficult for the child to focus, sit still at a desk or chair. It also interferes with postures required for reading and writing. A child with an active STNR has dif...

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Primitive Reflexes - Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR)

Posted on April 11, 2016 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR)

When the baby moves its head to one side, it will extend its arm and leg on that side. If the ATNR reflex is not integrated by six month of age, it can keep children stuck in the homolateral (pertaining to the same side of the body-same side arm/leg move when walking rather than cross lateral; opposite arm/leg) An active ATNR often results in visual difficulties, confusion with direction, handedness and handwriting difficulty. If the ATNR remains ac...

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Primitive Reflexes-Palmar Reflex

Posted on April 8, 2016 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Palmar Reflex is a grasping reflex. It is activated when a finger or object is placed in a baby’s hand. This causes the fingers to close. There can be lasting negative effects upon fine muscle coordination, speech and articulation if this remains active. The Palmar Reflex usually integrated around 9 month.

When the Palmar Reflex remains active a child often has difficulty with manual dexterity, manipulative activities and speech. Such activi...

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Primitive Reflexes-Moro Reflex

Posted on April 6, 2016 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (3)

Moro Reflex is a survival (“fight or flight” “startle”) response in which the infant reacts to external stimuli by suddenly throwing the upper body backwards. The stimulus causes the child to feel that he or she is falling. If it remains active beyond six months of age, the child usually exhibits hypersensitivities to: noise light, sudden movement, smell, touch, taste and temperature. Children with an active Moro find it very difficult to focus, listen, ...

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Primitive Reflexes-Fear Paralysis Reflex

Posted on April 5, 2016 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Fear Paralysis is a withdrawal reflex that appears within the first eight weeks in utero. If this reflex does not integrate, it remains active for life causing challenges when the person is faced with fearful (real or imagined) situations. When it is stimulated the body functions shut down, particularly breathing and circulation. Everyday events repeatedly activate this reflex. There is often underlying anxiety, which can prevent a person from moving forward and accomplishing t...

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Primitive Reflexes - Bonding Reflex

Posted on April 4, 2016 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Bonding Reflex

Bonding between mother and infant must be established immediately after birth. This is a critical period and will impact the physical health(for life) of the infant. The process unlocks a cascade of functions, one of which helps assure successful adaptation to the environment. Bonding completes the reticular (sensory pathways and project to higher centers; they control the overall degree of central nervous system activity, in...

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