Gross Motor Skills

Developmental Delays and Disabilities, Early Intervention – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!By TEIS Early Intervention Staff Developmental Delays and Disabilities According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), developmental disabilities affect 1 in 7 children in the United States, or about 15%. As a child grows, they develop new physical, cognitive, and social skills at every age. From smiling and paying attention to faces at two months to playing make believe and dressing themselves by three years of age, a host…

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Indoor and Outdoor Activities to help with Fine and Gross Motor Skills – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!By TEIS Early Intervention Staff Outdoor Games and Indoor Crafts During your child’s first years of life, there are a variety of outdoor activities and indoor crafts that encourage the development of both gross and fine motor skills. From finger painting and working with homemade playdough indoors to playing with a ball or coloring with sidewalk chalk outside, there are many fun activities that strengthen muscles, help develop fine motor coordination, and…

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5 Signs Your Child Will Be Walking Soon – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below! By Katie Shroyer PT, DPT, CBIS TEIS Physical Therapist All children develop and grow at their own rates. Current research gives a range of when typically developing children achieve their gross motor milestones. Baby books and pediatricians will tell you that your baby will probably be walking independently somewhere between 10-15 months, but some children even walk later at 18 months and still fall within normal ranges. A great way to…

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What is Low Tone and How Does it Affect My Child? – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below! By Katie Shroyer, PT, DPT, CBISTEIS Physical Therapist Do you notice that your child tends to fall to the side or forwards when they are trying to sit? Do you feel like your child’s arms and/or legs move really easily or feel very light when moving them? If so, it is possible that your child has “low tone,” which is also known as hypotonia. The definition of “low tone” includes muscles…

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