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Dr Alweena Awan: Primitive Reflexes - Module 1 Day 2

  • Talbot Stillorgan Hotel Stillorgan Road Dublin, Dublin Ireland (map)


Primitive Reflexes - How They Effect Children's Learning - Module 1  Day 2

 This is the second day of the Introduction to Primitive Reflexes workshop. The information will be of value to teachers, educators, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles and anyone linked children.

Primitive and Postural Reflexes are a cluster of programmed automatic movements which develop for our survival. An example is the Moro reflex, which allows a new born to take its first breath. Problems arise if the Moro reflex is retained, as the body is held in “fight / flight” mode. When the process of integration is not complete, the reflex will have an adverse effect on a child’s emotional well-being as well as how the child learns and behaves

ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, difficulty with reading and writing, concentration, focus and emotional problems, behavioural problem are examples of issues related to retained primitive reflexes. 

  • Learn more about the reflexes , in particular how they integrate to Postural Reflexes.
  • Complete the Child Centre Assessment training .
  • Practice testing for the reflexes and completing the assessment.
  • Learn how to use the Home SIMPLE programme with individual and groups of children.
  • Learn how to completed the Bilateral Integration sequencing exercises.

Pre-requisite - Module 1 Day 1 workshop

Dr Alweena Awan received her Doctorate in “Raising Children's Learning and Performance in Schools”, in 2008. She lectures part-time at Leeds Beckett University and works as an Educational therapist and Kinesiologist. She is the Founder and International Director of The Child Centre Method - Learning and Behaviour Program®. She is also the originator of CHILD, which is the Centre for Holistic Improvement in Learning and Development, which she created in 2004.

Her knowledge and application of learning and behavioural improvement methodologies for children is unique. She is a published author on the subject of using holistic methods to help children learn . Specifically, she holds the greatest expertise in the identification and rehabilitation of retained reflexes. Retained reflexes create neuro-developmental issues and can be identified by careful examinations of physical, emotional, mental, and social behaviours. Retained reflexes create great challenges to students at any age and can upset natural abilities in reading, writing, speech and language, behaviour and emotions.


 Dr Awan has run her own private practice of over 10 years. She has also trained teachers, chiropractors, health care professionals, therapists and parents in her methods, and in the process has helped children to overcome a variety of challenges and to live more fulfilling lives. The Child Centre Method has been used in schools in the UK , Ireland, Brazil and Malaysia.