Over 27 years of pediatric practice, I’ve helped children with significant motor challenges master many skills. And I’ve discovered a surprising truth during that time – being able to move from sitting to standing could possibly be
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As a Physical Therapist I understand that success in motor skills begins and ends with core stability; the core supports every skill from eating to printing to walking to basketball. And I think it’s outstanding that
The favorite toy in my house when my kids were growing up was an old-fashioned set of Tinker Toys. Bought as a spur of the moment gift at Christmas it turned out to be the most popular
This is a classic – professionals recommend that children who have poor core strength do wheelbarrows and planks as exercise but children can’t complete these activities unless they have good core strength.
In some children with motor challenges however, the brain may not process this information as efficiently and this leads to difficulties with posture, balance and motor skills.
At four years old Sindy was diagnosed with low tone and gross motor delays. Subsequent issues included balance, gross and fine motor delay, increased frequency of muscle sprains, anxiety, sensory processing challenges. Last year at age 9,