The persistence of primitive infant reflexes creates a level of immaturity of the brain. So, it’s not surprising that a child with these reflexes persisting shows immature behaviours. Such as, resistance to self help activities, dressing, taking responsibility, play choices and more. Some children use “baby talk”, or show an over-dependence on adults and other behaviours inappropriate to their age.
Attention and perseverance can be one aspect of brain function affected. Schoolwork suffers and as learning becomes more difficult a child loses interest and self-esteem becomes eroded. If a child has many infant reflexes still persisting all aspects of their development can be affected, the many issues can affect their well-being. This can become more obvious as the child gets older and the gap widens. Often parents observe that their child “seems more immature the older she gets.”
Because the persistence of primitive infant reflexes creates a level of immaturity of the brain, the BrainChild program helps these reflexes integrate. So, the changes in maturation can emerge, until the child matches the maturity level of their peer group.