22 Jan 2019

Handwriting difficulties and how to ‘hand’le them

Handwriting Difficulties And how to "hand"le them   Many mothers that come into our practice have more or less the same question… “How do I help my child with his handwriting?”   Many children that are referred for occupational therapy, especially between the ages of 6 to 8 years, are referred due to poor fine motor skills impacting their handwriting abilities. This can mean any of the following: Poor legibility when writing Inability to write

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