The Child Centre Method – Physical Literacy for Children & Adolescents

Retained Primitive Reflexes are the keys to understanding many child learning and behaviour issues and the treatment of these forms a major part of The Child Centre Method ®.

Dr Alweena Awan, the Founder and International Director of The Child Centre Method – Learning and Behaviour Improvement Program ® (CCM). CCM is the culmination of over twenty years of experience of working with children, as teacher, researcher and therapist.

CCM will conduct reading tests and visual mechanics, as well as physical movement capacity tests, to determine the child’s issues and the Primitive Reflexes involved. When these have been accurately determined, a unique plan is created by selecting elements of the The Child Centre Method to suit the specific needs of your child.

When a Primitive Reflex has been integrated the changes in child behaviour are always noticeable. You will have removed several layers of stress from your child. As a result your child will be:

  • Calmer and more stable
  • Happier
  • Less Shy
  • Less Aggressive
  • Improved coordination
  • Have improved spelling, writing and comprehension
  • Have better coordination


Primitive and Postural Reflexes are programmed automatic movements which develop in Utero for our survival. An example is the Moro reflex, which allows a newborn to take its first breath. Problems arise if the reflex is retained, as the body is held in ‘fight or flight’ mode. As a baby grows up, this primitive reflex is replaced by newly learned movements, in a process of integration.

However, when the process of integration is not complete, the reflex will have an adverse effect on a child’s emotional well-being as well as how the child learns and behaves.

The Child Centre Method can help with the following:

  • Hyperactivity
  • Poor co-ordination
  • Dyslexia
  • Concentration problems
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Dyspraxia
  • Emotional management
  • Sleep Problems
  • Bed Wetting
  • Stress related problems
  • Phobias and Fears
  • Allergies
  • Handwriting Problems
  • Behavioural Problems
  • Autism
  • Learning Problems
  • Eating Problems