What is MNRI®?
A reflex is a conscious or unconscious behavior occurring in response to a change. It is a motor response that automatically occurs each time a particular stimulus (or combination of stimuli) is presented. For example, if you trip and fall, you should automatically put your hands out to catch yourself.
What is reflex integration
– Reflex integration is the process by which reflexes are incorporated into the systems normal opperations. In the case of people with challenges, it can mean the process by which the system is shown the proper use of the reflex.
Why are reflexes important
– Reflexes are the automatic functions upon which the system operates. If a reflex is not properly integrated it will cause problems with systemic function.
Signs reflex integration is needed
- There are many different symptoms that can indicate a reflex may not be properly or fully integrated. ADHD, challenges with motor function, cognitive challenges, social emotional challenges, difficulty reading or understanding math, poor balance, rocking, oral fixation, hypersensitivity to sound, temperature, light and or clothing are just a few. If there is a diagnosis such as, CP, ASD, ADHD and the like, there is certainly a lack of reflex integration.
Who can benefit
- Cerebral Palsy
- Autism, Autism Spectrum, Asperger Syndrome
- Hyperactivity – ADHD, ADD
- Sensory Processing Disorder – SPD
- Speech Development Disorders
- Emotional Disorders (tendency for Aggression, Fear, Phobia)
- Learning Challenges – dyslexia, dyscalculia and others
- Developmental Delays
- Genetic Disorders
- Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders
- Degenerative Diseases
- Spina Bifida
- Traumatic Brain Injuries