It is vital for development that babies are given opportunities to be able to fully develop and integrate their primitive reflexes. The reflex system begins to emerge before birth. The movement a foetus initially makes, and after birth an infant makes, in conjunction with the movement of the mother, are fundamental for the initial stages of developing neural networks, movement patterns, postural control and eventually good volitional movement skills.
In this three-part course Moira Dempsey looks at how we can replicate what infants do to set reset the foundations of neural maturity and postural control necessary for learning and behaviour.
Moira Dempsey trained in Kinesiology in the 1990s and has been learning and teaching about primitive infant reflexes worldwide since the mid-1990s. She is the founder of Rhythmic Movement Training International (RMTi), which she set up to spread the idea of the importance of integrating developmental reflexes. Since 2011 she has developed all the course information and materials used.
Moira Dempsey trained in Kinesiology in the 1990s and has been learning and teaching about primitive infant reflexes worldwide since the mid-1990s.
Join Moira to explore the reflex system that begins to emerge before birth, and is fundamental for the initial stages of development.
This series of three one-hour live lessons (which are also recorded) will:
Provide a theoretical background about the importance of reflex integrated
Provide video demonstrations of some rhythmic movements.
Give understanding of the stages of primitive reflex development
Describe the role movement plays in neural development
Give the concepts of Rhythmic Movement Training International (RMTi)
Show the role passive movements play in organising neural development and posture
Highlight the development of control and organisation of movement
Show why creeping and crawling are important
Highlight the importance of setting intentions
Show the physiological signs of doing enough intentional movement