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*Placing

Infant should flex knee and bring foot up onto surface (stimulus on top of foot); disappears 6 mo

2

*Stepping/Walking

Reciprocal flexion and extension of legs in a mock walk (stimulus on bottom of feet); disappears when infant can stand unassisted

3

*Gallant/Trunk Incurvation

Infant extends and laterally flexes to side of stimulus; disappears 3-9 mo

4

*Rooting Awake

Infant turns head toward stimulus; disappears 3-4 months

5

*Suckling Reflex

Infant starts to suckle; disappears 3-4 mo awake and 5-7 mo asleep

6

Vertical Suspension

Bilateral flexion of hips and knees
0-6 months

7

*Palmar Grasp

Infant grasps finger; disappears 4 mo

8

Blink/Dazzle

Infant blinks
0-1 year

9

Acoustic Blink

Infant blinks
0-gradually disappears

10

*Asymmetrical Tonic Neck

Extension of upper and lower extremity on side of head rotation and flexion of extremities on contralateral side; disappears 6 months

11

Landau

Baby arches and extremities extend. Neck flexion flexes hips and torso
2 weeks-2 years

12

Neck Righting

Infant rotates trunk to side of head rotation
0-10 months

13

Parachute

Infant should extend arms to brace the fall
6 months-1 year

14

*Babinski

Extension and fanning of toes (with flexor response of first toe); disappears 1 year

15

Otolith Righting

Infant laterally flexes head to maintain horizon
0-2 years

16

*Rooting Asleep

Infant turns head toward stimulus; disappears 5-7 mo

17

*Moro/Startle

Infant symmetrically extends the trunk, abducts the arms and flexes knees and hips; appears 1-2 months; disappears 1-5 months

18

*Plantar grasp

Examiner strokes plantar surface of foot and toes flex to grasp finger; disappears 8-15 months

19

Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex

Flex head: flexion of arms and legs; disappears by 4mo
Ext head: extends arms and legs; disappears age 3