The Grasp Reflex
The Grasp Reflex is active from birth until it is integrated into manual skills around the child’s first birthday and later into more precise motor skills, like pencil grip and handwriting.
Some symptoms of a nonintegrated Grasp Reflex
Challenges with motor control of the hands; weak hands
Poor fine motor (hand, finger) coordination; poor handwriting, drawing, knitting, playing musical instruments
Unusual pencil grip
Poor speech, articulation, and communication skills
Difficulty grasping or letting go of objects, which can also affect sports like golf and baseball