Effects of replicating primary-reflex movements on specific reading difficulties in children: a randomised, double-blind, controlled trial.

@article{McPhillips2000EffectsOR,
  title={Effects of replicating primary-reflex movements on specific reading difficulties in children: a randomised, double-blind, controlled trial.},
  author={Martin McPhillips and Peter G. Hepper and Gerry Mulhern},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2000},
  volume={355 9203},
  pages={537-41}
}
BACKGROUND Children with specific reading difficulties have problems that extend beyond the range of underlying language-related deficits (eg, they have difficulties with balance and motor control). We investigated the role of persistent primary reflexes (which are closely linked in the earliest months of life to the balance system) in disrupting the development of reading skills. METHODS We assessed the efficacy of an intervention programme based on replicating the movements generated by the… CONTINUE READING
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