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Peds Righting React

Pediatric Righting Reaction

NECK ON BODY 4-6 months/5 years When child can stand up w/o rotation. Child in supine, flex & rotate head to one side & hold Turns body in direction of head (sho, truck and pelvis) Need to be able to roll, results in rotation patterns
BODY ON BODY 4-6 months Inhibited by child 4-5 years old.Child in supine, flex one leg & rotate across pelvis to other side. Turns prone segmentally (trunk, shoulders, head) Transitioning from sitting/ standing, quadruped
OPTICAL RIGHTING 2 months/Persists Vertical suspension, tip child to one side, Childs head will return to vertical Facilitates head control
LABRINTHINE 2 months/Persists Vertical suspension with vision occluded, tip child to side Childs head will return to vertical Development of head control
Righting Reactions begin in the first year of life, assist in establishing upright positioning against gravity, majority persist throughout life
Created by: jklincoln