WHAT DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS SHOULD MY CHILD BE DOING BY 24 MONTHS?

WHAT DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS SHOULD MY CHILD BE DOING BY 24 MONTHS?   GROSS MOTOR SKILLS *    Stoops to retrieve toy and returns to stand *    Kicks ball *    Jumps down off low surface, jumps forward *    Goes up stairs without a rail placing both feet on each step FINE MOTOR SKILLS *    Imitates horizontal and vertical strokes *    Can match 3 … [Read more…]

10 developmental benefits of reading!

10 DEVELOPMENTAL BENEFITS OF READING!   One on one interaction with your child! Pre-reading skills (how you hold a book, reading left to right, what words look like) Helps develop fine motor skills for turning pages Helps develop understanding of action words (running, swinging, eating) Teaches concepts of space (under, over, below, in) Increases your … [Read more…]

PHYSICAL THERAPY AND ORTHOTICS

PHYSICAL THERAPY AND ORTHOTICS   Physical therapists play a critical role in identifying the need for orthotics.  The decision to use orthotics is based on the assessment of range of motion, foot alignment, voluntary control of movement, muscle tone, and functional level of the child.  The foot provides stability and mobility; therefore, an orthosis will … [Read more…]