For children and adults whose Moro response was never fully integrated, they can be continually triggered by incoming sensory stimulus. This constant stimulus results in daily stress and increases in sensitivity over time. Instead of gearing up for full learning and growth, the nervous system tends to mobilize in a protective, survival mode.
- Floor-Time: Consider incorporating multiple sessions of play time on the floor between you and your child. Incorporate a mix of spontaneous play with other activities like reading, crawling through tunnels, passing a ball, and building with blocks. Play on the floor for 20 minutes each session and take cues from your child's play pattern. The sessions that follow this initial playtime should include challenges to help your child improve communication, thinking, and relational skills.
- Grasp Activity: If your child exhibits signs of grasp reflex, such as messy handwriting or sticking his tongue out as he writes, you can help him subside these reflexes by stroking your child's palm to stop the reflex. Repeating this activity a couple of times a day may help integrate it.