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1

Using the COVD quality of life checklist, when is a bino dysfunction suspected?

If score is over 20

2

For kids using the CISS, when is CI likely?

Score over 16

3

For adults using CISS, when is CI likely?

Over 21

4

What is the Moro reflex?

Startle reflex

5

What may occur if the Moro reflex is retained?

Edge of fight/flight all the time
Motion sickness, poor balance/coordination
Poor pupil reaction to light
Hypersensitivity to sounds

6

What is the Tonic Labrynthine reflex? (TLR)

Helps baby to straighten out during birth

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What may happen if the TLR is retained?

Head movement alters muscle tone
Gravitational insecurity - poor balance
Vestibulo-ocular reflex is impaired
Lack of creeping on hands and knees

8

What is the Spinal Galant Reflex?

Stimulation of side of spine results in flexion toward side of the stimulus

9

What happens if the spinal galant reflex is retained?

Fidgeting
Bedwetting
Poor concentration
Poor short term memory
Hip rotation when walking

10

What is the Asymmetric Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR)?

Movement of head to one side causes extension of that arm and leg, and flexion of the other limbs

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What problems arise if ATNR is retained?

Interferes with crawling/creeping
Difficulty walking
No dominant hand
Writing is hard

12

What is the Symmetric Tonic Neck Reflex (STNR)?

Flexion of the head causes arms to bend and legs to extend
(Downward dog, vs up dog)
Extension of the head causes legs to flex and arms to straighten

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What may arise if the STNR is retained?

Poor posture - slumping
Ape-like walk
Difficulty swimming
W leg position when sitting on the floor
Difficulty with readjustment of bino vision; changing focus from far to near

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Which reflex, if retained, has an adverse effect on tracking?

ATNR

15

Which reflex, if retained, has an adverse effect on convergence?

TLR

16

Which reflexes, if retained, have adverse effects on binocular vision?

Moro
STNR