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ATNRAsymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex
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The patients were asked to turn the head toward the affected side as a visual feedback and to modulate the flexor's synergy torques through the asymmetrical neck reflex (ATNR) [22].
The origins of visual-spatial and visualmotor perceptual difficulties have been linked in newborns to very preterm low birth weights (Geldof, van Wassenaer, de Kieviet, Kok, & Oosterlaan, 2012) and to the incomplete inhibition of the Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR) during the first year of infant life (Taylor, Houghton, & Chapman, 2004).
The function of this reflex conditions the development of the Asymmetric Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR) as well as it contributes to a proper coordination of hands and lips, which results in a normal coordination of hands and hence, articulation tools in the future.