Primitive Reflexes

Primitive Reflexes By Sibella van Wyk (B. Occ Ther UP) Let’s start at the beginning. What is a reflex? A reflex is an immediate and automatic response to a specific stimulus. In other words, these responses are not voluntary. Primitive Reflexes are a group of motor reflexes found in infants. These reflexes start to develop during pregnancy in the foetus and can be elicited after the birth of a healthy baby. ¹ These primitive reflexes