LIVE WEBINAR: Integrating Primitive Reflexes in a School-Based Setting: Screenings, Compensation Techniques, and Treatment Strategies


Kim Wiggins, OTR/L 


Tuesday – April 9, 2024 

Cost: $250.00 / Early: $225.00

Primitive reflexes emerge in utero and should be integrated no later than 2 years of age. Unfortunately, studies show that approximately 75% of school-aged children with learning disabilities have retained primitive reflexes, which are becoming more common and strongly impact how students’ function in the classroom. This course provides therapists with a screening process to identify each of these retained primitive reflexes: MORO, Tonic Labyrinthine Neck Reflex, Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex, Spinal Galant, and Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex. Kim also provides compensation techniques and treatment strategies to help integrate each reflex covered. In addition, participants will learn how to incorporate treatment activities functionally into the classroom setting to improve occupational performance. This course is packed with videos, examples, and strategies to help school-aged children reach their full potential.

This course applies to the following populations: Preschool (3 – 5 years old), Elementary School, and Adolescent

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Learning Objectives
Participants completing this course will be able to:

a) State the screening process for each primitive reflex.

b) List three compensation techniques for retained reflexes in the classroom to improve success with daily occupations.

c) Identify a treatment exercise for each of the five retained reflexes explained in the course.

d) State how to incorporate treatment activities functionally into the classroom setting to improve occupational performance.

e) Differentiate between programs that are available to therapists, teachers, and parents that promote functional integration of primitive reflexes.

f) List functional goals that support integrating primitive reflexes in the school setting.

Course Level 

Introductory to intermediate

Target Audience

OTs, COTAs, PTs, parents, educators, and other pediatric professionals


Kim Wiggins, OTR/L

Kim Wiggins, OTR/L, is a seasoned and sought after occupational therapist with a specialization in pediatrics, boasting extensive experience in diverse settings such as public schools, outpatient facilities, and home-based services. Currently serving as a full-time therapist in a school district in upstate New York, Kim is also the owner of OTKimWiggins LLC, a venture dedicated to delivering educational opportunities for both parents and professionals. With a notable background as a National program developer, Kim has successfully created and presented training workshops and seminars on various subjects. Since 2010, she has engaged audiences nationwide and internationally, sharing her expertise with therapists, teachers, administrators, and parents. Additionally, Kim is the co-author of “Just Right! A Sensory Modulation Curriculum for K-5.

Kim receives a speaking fee for the presentation. Kim has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.


9:00 am – 3:00 pm EST 

9:00 am – 9:10 am – Intro, review of learning outcomes

9:10 am – 10:10 am – Overview of primitive reflexes, risk factors, brain development

10:10 am – 10:25 am – Break

10:25 am -12:15 pm – Review of each reflex: MORO, TLR, ATNR, spinal galant, and STNR

12:15 pm- 1:00 pm  – Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:05 pm – Review of Classroom Activities to help integrate each of the reflexes

2:05 pm – 2:50 pm – Overview of programs that can address primitive reflexes

2:50 pm – 3:00 pm – Review of sample primitive reflex goals
Resources, question and answer


Educational Credits

5 contact hours

Approved for 5 contact hours by NYSED’s State Board for PT.

Application has been made to NJBPTE for CE credit approval.

TSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of Professional Development. PD activity approval ID# Pending. This Live PD is offered at .5 CEU’s, Intermediate level, Domain of OT: OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.


Early Discount

*Early registration must be received 21 days prior to seminar VALID UNTIL Mar. 26, 2024

Early $225.00* | Regular $250.00 USD

Group Discount

3 or more registrants – Early –  $212.94| Regular – $236.60 (use code group3)

In order to qualify for the group discounted rate, registrations MUST all be received within 24 hours (of the first registration) if registering on-line, and in the same envelope if registering by mail.  PLEASE NOTE: Registrations received after a group has been processed will not be eligible for the discount.

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