Welcome to the Child Development Centre, specialists in Retained Reflex Syndrome (RRS), which is the believed root of neuro-developmental delay and many childhood and adult disorders, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), dyspraxia, dyslexia, Asperger’s syndrome, panic attacks, even glue ear and bedwetting.
But those are just the labelled disorders. RRS affects many more of us in a low-level way that we learn to cope with, but which undermines our whole existence. If your child finds writing difficult, is poor at sports, is a fussy eater, a fidget and can’t bear labels in the back of clothes, you can bet he or she has RRS. Similarly, if you feel that life is a constant struggle, that you never complete tasks and are easily distracted and overwhelmed, then RRS may well be the culprit.