We believe that Retained Reflex Syndrome may affect 75% of the UK population. It doesn’t mean we all display behavioural problems, as most of us learn to compensate and mask our difficulties. But the profound psychological impact of living with these reflexes cannot be underestimated. Under stress, and as we get older, it can get more and more difficult to keep our volatile emotions under control.
In today’s world, how well we function – physically, academically, socially and emotionally – defines who we are, what we are, and what we will be in the future.
Some of us are lucky. We jump the hurdles and pass the milestones with relative ease. Others have the intelligence and try really hard, yet it simply doesn’t turn out right and they can’t understand why.
Understanding why, is important because it gives you the opportunity to do something about it. For many people the “why” is developmental delay due to Retained Reflex Syndrome.
You made a great contribution to my overall recovery and re-integration with my body.
MIND service user
"I'm his greatest fan. I am convinced that my son is only able to cope because of this. He's now in the choir, plays the guitar. He never showed any interest in music previously but now he wants to play the piano - quite extra-ordinary!"
"Tabitha had trouble at school not only applying herself but she was always easily led and coerced by "friends" into misbehaving. She repeatedly came in for the wrong kind of attention from her teachers!"
"Today, I do not need to take anti-depressants. I am organised, co-ordinated, walk normally and can run faster than I could at 18."
"I had been told by the NHS that there was no cure for dyspraxia, but that is was "liveable with". As an adult I had no formal diagnosis and was shuttled between my GP and an Adult Dyspraxia Support Group in my attempts to get one."
The Child Development Centre
31 Webb’s Rd
London, SW11 6RU