ATNR


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ATNR

asymmetrical tonic neck reflex.
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The aim of the project was to determine the prevalence and severity of retained reflexes, predominantly the Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR), and investigate the movement skill ability of pre-primary aged Australian Indigenous children in the Kimberley region of WA and identify potential adverse affects that retained primary reflexes may have on movement skill development and school readiness abilities.
An example would be the "asymmetrical tonic neck reflex" (ATNR).
Persistence of the ATNR past 6 months of age will tell a physician that brain maturation and function is not proceeding according to a normal timetable, and infers that clinical signs of cerebral palsy may soon become apparent.