Temperatures are beginning to drop, and it is almost time to zip up those jackets again! As parents, you may be wondering, “When should my child be able to zip and button his or her coat?” Here are a few milestones to keep in mind: Two‐and‐a‐half years · Unbuttons a large button. · Can put
Who isn’t excited by the first word? But what if your child has not started to talk yet, or if he/she is showing signs of a communication delay? There are still ways you can help your child to get ready for talking by working on their imitation skills. These skills will help build the
Gross motor skills involve the use of large muscles in the arms, legs, and trunk to complete whole-body movements like crawling, walking, running, and jumping. Every child is unique and develops skills differently. However, gross motor milestones (listed below) can act as a reference for a child’s development.
Toe walking is NOT a part of normal development. In fact, research shows quite the opposite. Instead, toe walking is a visible symptom of other problems that have just not become evident yet. As with most developmental issues, it is best dealt with quickly and efficiently in order to reduce the chances of bigger problems in the future. Unfortunately, it is becoming more common, with long term consequences of pain and dysfunction. Our ability as physical therapists to help without surgical intervention is significantly decreased after the age of 4.
How to use everyday activities to build your child’s expressive language Skills
Eat something, please! Getting your little ones to eat something, anything., everything, can be such a daunting task. Does your child consume the same foods at all mealtimes? Do they severely lack items from important food groups including vegetables, fruits, and proteins? Does your child have a diet that is severely limited and insufficient