The presence of retained primitive reflexes can exacerbate hyperactivity, inattentiveness, and challenges with processing sensory stimuli.
And the simplest techniques can have the most profound effects on patient progress.
These seemingly small changes can be a catalyst for increase in developmental success to your patients with neurological deficits, behavioral challenges, autism, sensory processing problems, learning disabilities, and ADHD...
Now, for the first time ever! You will learn through the lens of a physical therapist, Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT, CH, CFPS, and an occupational therapist, Varleisha Lyons, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS...
...as they guide you through the missing links you need to achieve the results you desire and the patient satisfaction you know they deserve with the help of neuroplasticity techniques.
In this innovative online course, Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT, CH, CFPS, and Varleisha Lyons, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS, will provide you guidance to re-envision treatment planning and strategies. Plus...
- Be led through case studies on what happens when trauma exposes primitive reflex dominance and influences overall function.
- Learn step-by-step how primitive reflexes highlight the impact on developmental skills, learning, and behavior from function to dysfunction.
- Review the central nervous system anatomy and physiology as it relates to reflexive motor patterns, which includes the cranial nerves, and the various levels of the central nervous system.
Join your peers today and discover how to integrate primitive reflexes and reduce their influences on higher level skills.
You'll leave with treatment strategies including case examples, useful handouts, and activities to address handwriting, dressing, eating, and positioning.
autism, sensory processing problems, learning disabilities, and ADHD.
The simplest techniques can have the most profound effect on patient progress.
Join Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT, CH, CFPS, and Varleisha Lyons, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS, as they come together to review the primitive reflexes and highlight each impact on developmental skills, learning, and behavior from function to dysfunction.
Review the central nervous system anatomy and physiology as it relates to reflexive motor patterns, which includes the cranial nerves, and the various levels of the central nervous system.
Learn to integrate primitive reflexes and reduce their influences on higher level skills.
- Primitive Reflex – Need to know
- From "infancy to classroom"
- Tone qualities and influencers
- Reticular activating system – how underlying wiring of CNS interprets sensory information coming in and motor output
- Causes of retention and obligatory reflex demonstration
- Activities to address function
Understanding primitive reflexes and how they live in the lower brain centers gives us control in the integration process.
Nervous system damage or challenges require neuroplasticity tools for effective treatment.
In this one-hour case study Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT, CH, CFPS, gives you a new perspective on how to enter the central nervous system with sensory information to assist in rewiring around impairments for improved motor outcomes.
- Purpose for primitive reflexes
- How the brain relates information for survival
- Use of lobes for neuroplasticity advancement
- How to naturally decrease spasticity effectively
- Progress of the patient
Primitive reflexes are the developmental groundwork for independence.
When they do not properly integrate, primitive reflexes can overpower executive functioning, sensory processing, and emotional regulation.
In this one-hour case study, Varleisha Lyons, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS, provides treatment strategies to improve participation and function in children and adolescents.
- Activation of primitive reflexes
- Neurological pathways for executive function, sensory processing, and emotional regulation
- The 9 Targets
- Contextual Sensory Intervention
- Recap of key takeaways from the course
- Review of hot topics, additional insight, guidance, and answers to questions by Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT, CH, CFPS, and Varleisha Lyons, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS
Improve treatment for your clients by discovering the link between primitive reflexes and development.
Learn to evaluate the influence of primitive reflexes with central nervous system developmental stages, as it relates to function.
Practice simple techniques to immediately add to your treatment sessions, leading to increased developmental success: Behavioral Challenges, Learning Disabilities, Neurological Deficits, Sensory Processing Problems, Autism and ADHD.
But don’t just take our word for it.
See what your peers have to say about the presenters!
" Karen was a very engaging speaker! Loved her! " — Holly B
" LOVED the presenter [Karen Pryor], her delivery, and knowledge of the subject. " — Jaime B
" Excellent presenter [Karen Pryor] and content. " — Debra H
" Karen was a great speaker, kept my attention. Great expertise. " — Katie H
" Excellent speaker [Varleisha Lyons]! " — Anne P
" Presenter [Varleisha Lyons] was terrific, engaging and presented in an organized manner. " — Patricia V
" Varleisha Lyons is an amazing professor! She made taking the course online fun and engaging!! " — Laura B
" Dr. Lyons is an excellent presenter " — Catherine G
— with Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT, CH, CFPS
(A $119.99 Value!)
Karen Pryor provides you with a deeper understanding of reflex and response mechanisms.
Discussion around the functional relationships between primitive reflexes and sympathetic nervous system interaction will assist in control of the treatment area.
You’ll learn inside and outside environmental considerations that impede primitive reflex integration to improve clinical outcomes!
Adolescents and their Families
— with Varleisha Lyons, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS
(A $89.99 Value!)
Varleisha Lyons, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS, unveils the concepts of social and collective trauma. Children, adolescents, and their families are impacted by societal events such as pandemics, war, natural disasters, and violent events. You will learn activities and concepts to address the impact of trauma.
You will also learn unique approaches for maintaining routine, sensory-based strategies, respiratory-based techniques, and mindfulness and the connection to trauma care. The recording concludes with discussions about the future and moving beyond the trauma.
1 Teaching Session
featuring Dr. Pryor and Dr. Lyons
2 Case Studies
featuring Dr. Pryor and Dr. Lyons
Recorded Q&A Call
additional insight, guidance,
and answers to questions.
2 FREE Bonus Seminars
featuring Dr. Pryor and Dr. Lyons
Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT, CH, CFPS, has a doctorate in physical therapy and has practiced for over 40 years in the field. Dr. Pryor is the owner of Health Sphere Wellness Center, an integrative therapy clinic in Tennessee. Involved with early intervention in the birth-three population for over 30 years, she has developed neuroplasticity techniques that are used in a wide variety of settings, including homes, childcare centers, and school systems, to advance pediatric therapy programs. She is the author of Ten Fingers Ten Toes Twenty Things Everyone Needs to Know.
Dr. Pryor serves on several boards, including the Leadership Interagency Council for Early Intervention, (2014-2024), a position to which she was appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Governor Bill Lee. In 2010, she received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her contributions to the advanced treatment of children from President Barack Obama. In addition to her work with children, Dr. Pryor has served as an adjunct professor at the Tennessee State University Occupational Therapy School, and in the Volunteer State Community College Physical Therapy Assistant program. She is a clinical instructor for several universities and colleges. With her years of experience and passion for complete wellness, Dr. Pryor advances a more expansive view of how to integrate therapy throughout the lifespan by using COMPASS neuroplasticity techniques.Click here for information about Karen Pryor
Varleisha D. Lyons, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS, is an occupational therapist and author with 17 years of experience working with children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing disorders and Neurological disorders. Dr. Lyons is the Scientific Programs Officer for the American Occupational Therapy Foundation. She is the inaugural chair and director of the master’s programs in occupational therapy and full-time associate professor at Wesley College in Dover, DE. Prior to joining Wesley, she worked at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA, where she served as the director of the doctoral programs in occupational therapy.
Dr. Lyons is steadfast and an expert in the field of neurology, cognition, and pediatric therapeutic intervention. She continues to lecture, and provide training, on sensory processing strategies and self-regulation to practitioners, parents, and teachers throughout the country and internationally. Dr. Lyons is the developer of the Self-Regulation and Mindfulness program, and her new book, Self-Regulation and Mindfulness: Exercises and Worksheets for Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder, was published in 2017 (PESI Publishing & Media). As co-author of Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders, she has provided families with strategies to understand and care for their children.
In 2003, Dr. Lyons founded Universal Progressive Therapy, Inc., a company that provides interdisciplinary and quality therapeutic services to families. As founding president, she provided treatment interventions and education in the areas of sensory integration, autism as well as family-centered care. Dr. Lyons co-authored the publication, "Family-Centered Occupational Therapy and Telerehabilitation for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders", found in the journal of Occupational Therapy in Healthcare. She received her PhD at Seton Hall University with a dissertation focusing on the Autism Spectrum diagnosis. Dr. Lyons earned her doctorate in occupational therapy at Thomas Jefferson University and her master's training in occupational therapy from Columbia University.Click here for information about Varleisha Lyons
- Learn how to identify primitive reflexes and their important contribution to development
- Ways to articulate testing and influence of the retention of primitive reflexes
- New hands-on methods that you can implement immediately into your practice
- A full demonstration of the integration exercise, including modifications for each reflex
- How to recognize the behavioral and physical symptoms associated with each reflex
- A clear examination of why the reflexes may still be present
- Tips to initiate discussion on what reflex integration can accomplish
Register for this intensive training course without risk. If you're not completely satisfied, give us a call at 800-844-8260. We’re that confident you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected.