Abstract

Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.

Fifty-three kindergarten and first-grade students were screened to examine the relationship between primitive reflexes and scholastic performance. Overall, 100% of participants had retention of at least one reflex. Results indicated statistically significant relationships between reflexes and areas of academic performance. Further research is warranted to understand why reflexes are not being integrated and how school-based OTs ought to use these findings.

Primary Author and Speaker: Diana Feldhacker

Additional Authors and Speakers: Reilly Cosgrove, Benjamin Feiten, Kayleigh Schmidt, and Marissa Stewart

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