Reflexes are an integral part of growth and development. They are automatic and involuntary responses to stimulation, and their purpose is for protection and survival. Their integration is essential for a child to develop higher level skills and explore the environment. When they persist, the body goes into a stage of protection and survival, which can cause a number of delays in children such as maintaining and upright posture, learning, attention, coordination, fine motor skills, and challenging behaviors.
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