Primitive reflexes are automatic, instinctual movement that assists in development, growth, and survival. These reflexes typically integrate by 12 months of age, and when they don’t, they can prevent gross motor development and cause stress in the body. In this video, Occupational Therapist Erin Liuzzo explains what the most common reflexes are, what age they should integrate by, and signs your child may have retained one of these reflexes. Occupational therapy can be used to address and help integrate the reflexes and get your kiddo back on track developmentally.