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Gross Motor Milestones | Birth to 6 years

Gross Motor Milestones | Birth to 6 years

Have concerns about your child’s gross motor development? Here is a list of some important gross motor milestones that occur between birth and 6 years of age.  If your child seems to be behind in their motor development or if you concerns about their quality of movement, our pediatric physical therapists are here to help! 0-6 months Brings hands to…

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Discover What Developmental Coordination Disorders Are

Discover What Developmental Coordination Disorders Are

Developmental Coordination Disorders (DCD) in Children What are they? These are delays in a child’s motor skills or a difficulty in a child’s ability to coordinate movements.  What are the key traits of DCD? Affects 5-8% of school aged children to perform everyday tasks Often occurs with a learning disability, ADHD, Speech and Language Disorder, and behavioral problems Can persists…

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Do You Have Kids that Trip on Stairs?

Do You Have Kids that Trip on Stairs?

Does your child have difficulty going up and down the stairs? Here are some fun ideas to help your child work on walking up and down the stairs reciprocally (placing one foot on each stair). Use Visual Cues: It can be helpful for kids to see exactly where you want them to put their foot when going up the steps. You…

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Lack of “Tummy Time” Leads to Motor Delays

Lack of “Tummy Time” Leads to Motor Delays

In a 2008 survey of 400 physical and occupational therapists, two-thirds responded that they had seen an increase in gross motor delays in infants over the previous 6 years.  Those that saw an increase in developmental delays said that “lack of tummy time” is the number one contributor the increase in cases.  Tummy time is crucial for your infant’s development…

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Does your child walk on his or her tiptoes?

Does your child walk on his or her tiptoes?

Sometimes toe-walking is related to diagnoses such as cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy.  Other times, there is no apparent cause for a child’s toe-walking.  This is known as Idiopathic Toe-Walking. Toe-walking is common as children first learn to walk and even in children 2-3 years of age.  If your child has been walking for 6 months or is over 2…

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Picky Eaters vs Problem Feeders

Picky Eaters vs Problem Feeders

When do picky eaters become problem feeders? If you have these questions about your child contact us today get more information from our Occupational Therapist who specializes in SOS feeding therapy. We’d be happy to give your child a free screening too!

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Receptive Language – Therapy Tidbits

Receptive Language – Therapy Tidbits

Receptive language is how listener listens and understands communicated language. Receptive language is important because it’s how we take in information and process information. This video shows one way speech therapists can help patients with speech therapy tidbits focusing on receptive language.

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