The Compass Program

The Compass program is a Reflex Integration program strengthening weak connections and/or building new neural pathways in the nervous system, the command center for the mind (executive functions) and body (large & fine motor moment) connection. During this program we focus on integrating the primitive and postural reflexes, the building blocks responsible for completing each stage of development within the early years of life. Reflexes are automatic movements that happen without conscious thought. When reflexes fail to integrate, the next stage of development is hindered, disorganization occurs, and learning becomes difficult.

Reflexes that do not integrate into our continuously developing nervous system cause frequent problems for children and adults.

Does your child take a long time to write something down/copy from the board? Or do they have trouble focusing on someone speaking? Are they always distracted by any background noise? Low energy? Do they have any attention or focus difficulty? Does your child or their teacher experience frustration with their learning? Are they clumsy? React badly to change? Trouble regulating their emotions? Time management issues?

 

These problems, and more, cause stress and anxiety for everyone.

Unintegrated reflexes can look like behavioral issues but are actually caused by something in their neurological wiring.

Reflexes, perception, and cognition are woven tightly together in our developing nervous system. Reflexes are involuntary responses to a stimulus (something happening) and the entire psychological process activating it (how a person responds to the stimulus). Perception is the recognition of incoming sensory information (vision, hearing, touch, smell, moment, balance) while cognition is the ability to process the information and consciously choose to respond appropriately.

Primitive and postural reflexes play an important role in the organization of brain and motor (movement) development in the first years of life which include visual and auditory processing, vestibular regulation (balance and eye movement), motor control, psychological development, learning, and behavior. Integration of a primitive reflex will suppress the motor functions while implementing new movement patterns allowing for new neural structures to develop. Each reflex has a myriad of responsibilities in the developmental process. If a primitive or postural reflex fails to integrate, poor organization occurs within the nerve fibers and interferes with the development of the higher (executive) functions of the brain. Primitive reflexes integrate into postural reflexes which enable the maturing child to interact appropriately within their environment.

When these reflexes are not fully operational or integrated, cognitive overload frequently occurs. Cognitive overload is when the brain has to work much harder to process incoming information or stimuli, which places a higher demand on the nervous system. This will result in mental and physical fatigue, causing a loss of concentration and the ability to focus while responding appropriately to the present information. This can increase a child’s frustration and struggle in school, home life, and social interactions. These problems do not go away when a child grows up into adulthood and can continue causing frustrations in work and achieving life goals.

Areas that are impacted by unintegrated reflexes are: speech (verbalizing and vocalizing), auditory and visual processing, cognition (thinking, remembering, judging & problem-solving), focus, concentration, movement (motor planning), vestibular activity (balance & eye movements), behavior, reading (dyslexia), writing (dysgraphia), math (dyscalculia), hand-eye coordination, timing, sequencing, spatial reasoning, working memory, inhibitory control and cognitive flexibility. Movement is the instrument for all developmental stages and future learning. Reflex integration gets to the root of the problem by addressing the neural connections that are weak or currently missing.
 

The Compass Program

Reflexes, perception, and cognition are woven tightly together in our developing nervous system. Reflexes are involuntary responses to a stimulus (something happening) and the entire psychological process activating it (how a person responds to the stimulus). Perception is the recognition of incoming sensory information (vision, hearing, touch, smell, moment, balance) while cognition is the ability to process the information and consciously choose to respond appropriately.

Primitive and postural reflexes play an important role in the organization of brain and motor (movement) development in the first years of life which include visual and auditory processing, vestibular regulation (balance and eye movement), motor control, psychological development, learning, and behavior. Integration of a primitive reflex will suppress the motor functions while implementing new movement patterns, allowing new neural structures to develop. Each reflex has a myriad of responsibilities in the developmental process. If a primitive or postural reflex fails to integrate, poor organization occurs within the nerve fibers and interferes with the development of the higher (executive) functions of the brain. Primitive reflexes integrate into postural reflexes which enable the maturing child to interact appropriately within their environment.

When these reflexes are not fully operational or integrated, cognitive overload frequently occurs. Cognitive overload is when the brain has to work much harder to process incoming information or stimuli, which places a higher demand on the nervous system. This will result in mental and physical fatigue, causing a loss of concentration and the ability to focus while responding appropriately to the present information. This can increase a child’s frustration and struggle in school, home life, and social interactions. These problems do not go away when a child grows up into adulthood and can continue causing frustrations in work and achieving life goals.

Areas that are impacted by unintegrated reflexes are: speech (verbalizing and vocalizing), auditory and visual processing, cognition (thinking, remembering, judging & problem-solving), focus, concentration, movement (motor planning), vestibular activity (balance & eye movements), behavior, reading (dyslexia), writing (dysgraphia), math (dyscalculia), hand-eye coordination, timing, sequencing, spatial reasoning, working memory, inhibitory control and cognitive flexibility. Movement is the instrument for all developmental stages and future learning. Reflex integration gets to the root of the problem by addressing the neural connections that are weak or currently missing.
 

Stress Management - Release
Energy Regulation - Dial

Self Regulation Tools

Program Length

9-18 Months

Age

1 year – Adult 

Cooking Lesson

Assessed Reflexes 

Primitive Reflexes

Moro Reflex

Palmar Reflex

Plantar reflex

Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ANTR)

Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (STNR)

Spinal Galant Reflect

Spinal Perez Reflex

Rooting/Suck Reflex

Tonic Labyrinth Reflex (TLR)

Babinski Reflex

 

 

Postural Reflexes

Labyrinthine Head-Righting Reflex

Vestibular Oculo- Head-Righting Reflex

Landau Reflex

Amphibian Reflex

Segmental Rolling Reflex

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