For those of you who live with cerebral palsy it is possible that most of you deal with some startle reflex. You will appreciate that I am trying to keep up with reader demand and because this is currently my top search topic on my site, I thought I would add one more thought that I realized I never included.
It occurred to me that despite knowing something is about to be a potential trigger for me to startle, it sometimes doesn’t prevent it from happening. People are nice enough to warn me that they are about to make some loud noise. I think they do that to prevent this from happening for me. The thing is, that despite my appreciation of them telling me this and me attempting to prepare my body. My body has a mind of its own in terms of moro reflex.
For those of you that don’t know what a startle reflex (moro reflex) it is quite common in infants but is usually lost by the time they are a toddler, or at least that is my understanding of it. With me and others with cerebral palsy it is something we live with all our lives. Everyone startles at noise or sudden movements at one time or another. The difference is that I would guess it to be more frequent in someone with cerebral palsy. I never want anyone to feel bad when they make me startle I just want people to know that I appreciate the warning when able to. What is your experiences with startle reflex.
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