Good to know! This is my sporty kid, which is kind of out of the norm, from what I've read. She does soccer, gymnastics and swimming, but now that I think of it, she had trouble with things at swim lessons that left us puzzled. For example, she couldn't float on her back. She can swim across the pool, but not float stationary for 15 seconds. The dr said something about her not being able to tell just half of her body to do something so maybe that is why she can't float?
She loves soccer, which I guess makes sense because the ball is huge.
On the sports thing, I have heard of people who could do things uni-directionally. So, they could do rotate one direction while on a snowboard, for instance, but not the other way, and they just worked around it. Or they can do a lay-up in basketball from one side but not the other.
I think one of the neck reflexes has a lot to do with floating, but I can't remember for sure.
DD is a twin, emergency C-section and he mentioned that c-section babies sometimes don't lose the reflexes because being squeezed in the birth canal is what sends the message that you are about to be born and so their reflexes are behind (or something to that effect.) does that sound right?
This is all kind of fascinating!
I read that babies participate in the birth process, and that passing through certain stages of labor stimulates the reflexes. My kids were born FAST, and they have had reflex issues. I was born fast, and I know I have reflex issues. I think it's more of a pattern that a 1:1 correspondence, but many things are like that.
Moro is a difficult reflex to integrate, and it takes a lot of time. I have heard that a lot of other reflexes integrate faster once Moro starts to get better.
There are lots of typical people out there with reflex issues who do not have significant issues in other areas of life, so there is some tension between perfect integration and good enough, and you will run into that line multiple times. I strongly suspect that integration happens for some kids in fits and starts (a little therapy here, a little therapy there) as long the therapy is actually effective and targeted. Hang in there!