The followiing question was sent to me from an occupational therapist who is studying the role of primative reflexes in the children we see with visual problems. She reports that, in some areas of her research, there is strong opposition to the idea of testing and trying to integrate reflexes.
Here are her questions for the vision therapy ODs:
Are there certain children who you see that need to have more focus on testing and integrating reflexes?
Do you test each child for reflexes?
Do you track the pre- and post- test reflexes to see what progress has been made?
Maria Dobbertien, OTR