It is argued that many difficulties in adult life may have its origin in disturbances in motor development. The author is a teacher of the Alexander Technique.
In this thesis, also titled ‘On Human Development: motor and communicative skills – aberrations and inter-connections,’ the author sets out to examine whether areas of early development, even prior to birth, substantially affect the development of other areas, e.g. is communicative performance as a skill and a learned behaviour dependent upon the proper development of motor skills? A link is made between inadequate development of early reflexes with communication (e.g. language disorder) and motor difficulties and in the process many of the reflexes and aberrations resulting from neuro-developmental delay are described. Other subjects included are sound-therapy, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Sacro-Occipital Technique, Dental Distress Syndrome and the Alexander Technique. Among her many sources are F. M. Alexander, A. J. Capute, G. E. Coghill, R. Dart, R. Magnus, D. McGlown, M. Odent and A. A.Tomatis.