Neurodevelopmental Screening

Our two step Neurodevelopmental Screening relates to broad behavioural indicators. It is a baseline for schools.

It has been in clinical use as a free checklist available to parents for more than 16 years. Depending on their infant reflex profile, each child can show different combinations of features in their behaviour pattern.


  • It doesn’t require a trained professional to administer it for it to be useful.
  • It’s helpful as a quick way to use behavioural indicators to identify children who are at risk.
  • It provides indicators that can be observed to show progress in children taking part in EBO for Schools.
  • It’s free.


  • It can’t be considered diagnostic.
  • It’s based on common areas of concern relating to the different infant reflexes. Neurodevelopmental issues impact on brain function and are many and various, so it cannot replace a detailed assessment.
  • A physical reflex assessment is required to determine the infant reflexes involved, their severity and relative interaction to build a reflex profile.

You may wish to use the screening for:

  1. Individual children
  2. A class or group – Use your class/group list to record the number or details of indicators for each child.
  3. As a simple baseline for assessment and re-assessment for the EBO for Schools program.

A simple, easy to use assessment method is available in the EBO for Schools program relating to the Key Reflexes addressed.


Do you know children who are struggling with any of these areas of functioning. If screening a class, add the relevant features next to their name. This can be used for tracking progress.

  • Bedwetting
  • Attention span
  • Sleeping
  • Anxiety / Fears
  • Writing
  • Aggression
  • Reading
  • Communication
  • Friendships
  • Meltdowns
  • Hyperactivity
  • Coordination
  • Processing
  • Spatial awareness
  • Sensory
  • Self-esteem
  • Low muscle tone
  • Immaturity
  • Balance
  • Concentration
  • Eating

Complete the Checklist