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Primitive Reflex Integration through Neuroplasticity
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on May 17, 2019.
Product Details
Format:
DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
Length:
6 hr 20 min
Details:
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
Author:
KAREN PRYOR, PHD, PT, DPT
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Copyright:
5/17/2019 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNV063655
Objectives
  1. Identify primitive reflexes and how they contribute to development.
  2. Articulate testing and influence of the retention of primitive reflexes.
  3. Demonstrate the integration exercise, including modifications, for each reflex.
  4. Identify the behavioral and physical symptoms associated with each reflex.
  5. Examine why the reflexes may still be present.
  6. Discuss what reflex integration can accomplish.
Outline
PRIMITIVE REFLEX OVERVIEW
  • Brain development
  • Brain stem
  • Mid brain
  • Cerebellum Cortex
    • Occipital Lobe
    • Temporal Lobe
    • Parietal Lobe
    • Frontal Lobe
  • Evaluation and demonstration of Primitive reflexes
  • How retained reflexes act on developmental milestones
  • Reasons for primitive reflex retention or re-emergence
  • How primitive reflexes interfere with higher level skills – Reading, writing, sensory processing
PRIMITIVE REFLEXES COVERED IN DETAIL
  • Palmar Grasp
  • Plantar Grasp
  • Symmetrical Tonic Neck
  • Asymmetrical Tonic Neck
  • Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex
  • Moro Reflex
  • Extension synergy
  • Flexion synergy
Hands-On Activities
  • Disarming the strength of primitive reflexes
    • Palmar grasp
    • Plantar grasp
    • Asymmetrical Tonic Neck
    • Symmetrical Tonic Neck
    • Moro Reflex
Case Studies
  • 17 year-old anoxic male integration of brain stem functions, cranial nerves, midbrain to regain cortical functions without over riding primitive reflex patterns
  • 8 month-old with stroke at birth, cortical vision impairment, involvement of bilateral hemispheres and symmetrical tonic neck reflex. Integration of reflexes, gained vision abilities.
  • 1 year-old hemisphere stroke. Asymmetrical Tonic Reflex integrated and able to walk and run.
  • Genetic non-myelination and smooth brain 9 month-old female with tone abnormalities, Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex. Integration and neuroplasticity therapy techniques resulted in ability to walk with rolling walker, count to 20 English, 10 in Spanish, name the months of the year and days of the week.
Author

KAREN PRYOR, PHD, PT, DPT

Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT, has a doctorate in physical therapy and has practiced for 38 years in the field. Dr. Pryor is the owner of Health Sphere Wellness Center, an integrative therapy clinic in Nashville, Tennessee. Involved with early intervention in the birth-three population for over 30 years, she has developed neuroplasticity techniques that are used in a wide variety of settings, including homes, childcare centers, and school systems, to advance pediatric therapy programs. Dr. Pryor serves on several boards, including the Leadership Interagency Council for Early Intervention (2014-2019), a position to which she was appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. In 2010, she received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her contributions to the advanced treatment of children from President Barack Obama. In addition to her work with children, Dr. Pryor has served as an adjunct professor at the Tennessee State University Occupational Therapy School, and in the Volunteer State Community College Physical Therapy Assistant program. She is a clinical instructor for several universities and colleges. With her years of experience and passion for complete wellness, Dr. Pryor advances a more expansive view of how to integrate therapy throughout the lifespan by using neuroplasticity techniques.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Karen Pryor is owner of Health Sphere Wellness Center. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Karen Pryor serves on the Leadership Interagency Council for Early Intervention board.
Continuing Education Credits

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Audience
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Educator
  • Early Interventionist