Palmar (Grasp) Reflex

When you place a finger or any object in a baby’s hand, their fingers will reflexively grasp, and get stronger if you try to pull your finger or the object away. This reflex is present at birth and should integrate at 2-3 months of age.

When retained, symptoms may include:

  • Poor fine motor skill and manual dexterity
  • Incorrect pencil grip and poor handwriting
  • Difficulty with reading or slow reading
  • Poor memory for details
  • Difficulty with maths and numbers
  • Mixed dominance, ambidextrous or left handed
  • Weak immune system, poor bladder control, stomach reflux
  • Difficulty processing ideas onto paper
  • Poor posture and/or back pain when working at a desk or computer