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Get a Jump on Academics

Research has shown a direct correlation between a child's early development, primitive reflexes, motor skills, coordination, oculomotor function and their future educational achievement.


Dr. Paat can assess, stimulate and integrate the above, helping to create more efficient neuromotor pathways thereby improving their educational experience. Children are able to complete school work with greater ease, making the overall learning experience at home and in the classroom much more enjoyable! 


Children are examined on an individual basis to assess the following: 

  • Fine & Gross Motor Coordination & Balance

  • Patterns of Motor Development

  • Cerebellar Involvement 

  • Dysdiadochokinesia

  • Aberrant Primitive and Postural Reflexes 

  • Oculomotor Functioning 

  • Visual Perception

  • Visual Motor Integration

  • Dichotic Listening

  • Cortical Hemisphericity 

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Readiness for school requires much more than a child simply reaching a chronological age. Delay in gross and fine motor development in a child's first year, was significantly associated with cognitive development and behavioural adjustment at age five.

~ Children of the 21st Century: The first 5 years. 


The ability to perform well at reading, writing, memory, processing, calculating, maintaining focus and to sit in the classroom are all linked to the inhibition of primitive reflexes, allowing for optimal sensory processing, physical motor development and higher cognitive learning. Children who often perform well enough to get by but struggle with certain subjects of tasks, often lack the physical skills which are needed to support and demonstrate higher performance and cognition in the classroom, are underdeveloped. These children are at risk of underperforming and experiencing frustration leading to secondary behavioural signs. 

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