Is Your Child School Ready?

At age four or five, we get ready for our children to take their first tentative steps to school. But have you ever stopped to ask whether or not your child is developmentally ready yet for a formal education?


Children vary enormously in terms of their neurological development. Some children simply have nervous systems which are still relatively immature for their age, making them unable to process all the information fed to them in class. This has absolutely nothing to do with how smart they may or may not be.


Image illustrating a child ready for school.
Children vary enormously in terms of their neurological development.

Research has shown that children who struggle in class still have many infant or ’primitive’ reflexes locked in place, making school work much harder for them.


Retained Primitive Reflexes in Children


By the time a child reaches their first birthday, these reflexes should have all been inhibited. However, sometimes they get ‘stuck’ in place, never completing their work, locking the nervous system in a state of immaturity. This immaturity makes school life very difficult, interfering with reading, writing, balance, coordination, sports and fine motor skills.


Fortunately, it is absolutely possible to overcome these blockages, giving the nervous system a second chance to mature, through a programme of neurodevelopment movements at The Key Clinic.


Key Neuromovement Therapy uses simple, precise exercises to inhibit primitive reflexes, overcoming blockages, creating new neural pathways in the brain by maturing the nervous system. Once the internal stresses on the system are alleviated, the person becomes much more resilient to handle all that life throws at them.


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-Chris Evans, Radio Presenter



Illustrating retained primitive reflexes
Retained primitive reflexes can affect children's achievement at school

What is Neurodevelopmental Movement?


Developed and researched over the past 40 years, it is a drug-free movement method which matures the nervous system, helping treat many behavioural and learning problems.


Frequent Benefits:


  • Better focus/concentration

  • Improved eye functioning

  • Less fidgeting

  • Improved social skills

  • Dyslexia

  • Dyspraxia

  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD)

  • Underachievement

  • Anxiety

  • Poor coordination, clumsiness and balance problems

  • Bedwetting

  • Poor concentration and distractibility


Ensure your child has the best start to their school career, by having them assessed at The Key Clinic to ensure they are ‘school ready’. Contact us here.

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