Resources for Infants, Toddlers & Kids: Latest Post

Mariah: THAP12 Mutation

Mariah: THAP12 Mutation

for good.  She is a fierce advocate by paving the way for future research to help others who may receive the same diagnosis.

Resources for Infants, Toddlers & Kids

8 Steps to Immediately Take if You Suspect Your Child May Have a Developmental Delay or Disability

8 Steps to Immediately Take if You Suspect Your Child May Have a Developmental Delay or Disability

If you suspect your child may have a developmental delay or disability, the time to act is now. Each day that goes by is valuable time you can’t get back. Each day that goes by is a day of intervention or therapy that your child isn’t receiving. Each day that goes by, the gap between your child and their optimal level of success widens. It’s a race against time, but it’s a race you don’t have to lose.

Sensory Responses Versus Behavior Challenges

Sensory Responses Versus Behavior Challenges

One of the questions I am most often asked is if a child is presenting with sensory responses or behavioral challenges. This question can be difficult to answer as oftentimes challenges with sensory experiences can result in behaviors and vice versa. The most important thing to remember in either a sensory or behavior-based situation is to provide your child with an intervention BEFORE the meltdown occurs.

How Can I Support My Child’s Handwriting?

How Can I Support My Child’s Handwriting?

Handwriting is a key skill that children start to learn as soon as they grasp a marker and try to color on the wall. There are so many different skills that must work together with handwriting including hand-eye coordination, grasping, strength, vision, and control of the tool the child is using to write. It is key to begin working on handwriting skills as soon as a child shows interest as we must first learn how to make simple shapes before we are able to write short stories.

What Is Tummy Time and Why Is It Important?

What Is Tummy Time and Why Is It Important?

Tummy time helps prevent flat spots on their head, strengthen head control, and develop the strength and coordination required to meet new milestones. It is a foundation for the skills required for rolling over, crawling and playing. Most babies can begin tummy time as newborns, but it is important to check with your baby’s pediatrician for specific recommendations for your baby.

Early Steps Explained

Early Steps Explained

Early Steps is Florida’s early intervention system that offers services to eligible infants and toddlers, age birth to 36 months, who have or are at-risk for developmental disabilities or delays. Early intervention supports families and caregivers to increase their child’s participation in daily activities and routines that are important to the family.

Pin It on Pinterest