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Alternatives to Tummy Time - Birth to 3 months - the Absolute Horizon

What is Tummy Time?

Yes, I am working on tummy time with this baby, 

BUT...

are you here because your baby is not doing tummy time, or you want your child to be better at tummy time?

You are learning about when to start tummy time, and you are wondering the tummy time age. 

You know that tummy time is important, but maybe your baby can't do tummy time, or won't do tummy time. 

Maybe your baby is past the tummy time age and you are wondering if you can still teach your baby tummy timer. 

Is it okay for your baby to skip tummy time if the baby just can't do it? 

Tummy time is essential to your baby's movement health, but there are circumstances where it's not safe for the baby, the baby doesn't like tummy time, or your baby can't do tummy time due to a genetic condition or something outside of your control. 

It's not too late you teach your baby tummy time.

When a child has established their absolute horizon, tummy time becomes easier.

It's Not Too Late...

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I Can't Stand My Toddler - Learning How to Help Your Child Stand

Standing is more than two feet being on the floor. 

 

When you have a compromised system, the first thing you want to do is to teach the feet how to find the floor. 

 

Then when the feet find the floor, you want to teach the body how to weigh transfer through the pelvis to each foot so standing can one day be a possibility. 

 

Have you ever been in a situation where your child use to be able to stand or walk, but the child got sick and can’t anymore?

 

That's because the child never learned how to stand correctly. 

 

The Movement Lesson™ technique focuses on teaching the body proper movement mechanics so when a child has a sick spell they can get back on their feet quicker. 

 

If your child has never stood, the Movement Lesson™ technique is about teaching your child's body the proper movement mechanics for standing.

 

It’s possible that the child will stand using this technique, but even...

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Proven Methods on How to Improve Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) - Step by Step

Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) doesn't have to be a mystery.

Over the last 15 years, Michelle Turner has taken her son from the CVI range 2 to 10.

He was in school for the legally blind and was never supposed to walk or talk, and he just started college.   

Learn the step-by-step process she took to help teach her son how to see.

Join her in her free webinar, UNLOCKING THE SECRETS TO CVI!  go to: https://www.movementlesson.academy/unlocking-cvi   

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Mom Approved Exercises - How to Increase Movement in the Pelvis

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Movement in the Pelvis is Everything. Without the Pelvis Functional Movement Almost Becomes Impossible. 

Tummy time, rolling over, standing, walking, running, even writing, sticking the tongue out, riding a bike, all of these movements require the pelvis to be completely successful.

The pelvis is central to all the movements we make, so whether you want to initiate movement or improve movement, work on the pelvis. 

Exercise 1

 

Exercise 2 & Understanding How Movement Works in the Pelvis

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Learn from Felipe Perez - Movement Lesson™ Practitioner - WORKING ON THE SPINE

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Working on the Spine

How is your child's spine?

Many of you coming to Movement Lesson™ have a child that has developed or is at risk for developing Scoliosis or other back problems. 

When you teach the spine to move through gravity in all directions, it can significantly alleviate these developing problems.

Felipe is one of the top Movement Lesson™ Practitioners in the world.

All the children love him because he is a big kid himself, and parents love how he teaches. 

He gives a different perspective and is a great resource when...

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Try this Every Time You Do a Diaper Change

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What if you offer a Movement Lesson at least once after a diaper change.

They’re already position on their back, a perfect opportunity to work on that weight transfer and pelvis. 

This could be a great time to bond with your baby because as we all know a Movement Lesson feel-good all the time .

Movement Lesson™ is a unique therapy method that offers newborns, children, and adults opportunities to experience functional movement that they might not be able to initiate, stimulate or enhance through their own abilities.

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Should I Use Black and White for Vision Development?

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BLACK AND WHITE:

  • Does your child have low-level vision?
  • Does your child fail to respond to motion?
  • Does your child fail to respond to an object and/or color?
If you answer 'yes' then you might want to use black and white to stimulate vision for directionality. Getting attention to look towards your B+W card. That's it!
Never have a free-standing object, app, and/or area that is primarily B+W.
  1. Your child most likely will be stimulated but they are typically unable to look away.
  2. They cannot focus on a B+W, making it difficult to use binocular...
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Immature Vision vs. Mature Vision - How to Improve Vision and Movement

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Here, Felipe shows you the difference between immature and mature vision

  • Immature vision is when the head moves with the eyes. 
  • Mature vision is when the eyes can move independently from head movements. 
  • At 12-14 months, a child should have mature vision.

If a child does not have the ability to express mature vision at this age, it is a sign that they will start to have (or are experiencing) deviations in movement development. 

Deviations in movement development can lead to developmental delays, if not addressed. 

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How to Help Scoliosis in 30 SECONDS - Back Exercises for Scoliosis

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Back Exercises for Scoliosis

Back Exercise #1 - The Video Above

Here I show you a technique you can do on someone who has scoliosis or for someone who has back problems.

I call it the Hanging Technique.

This technique helps to not force a movement but initiate movement.

You are not going directly to the spine but you are initiating movement on the spine.

Hanging Technique:

  1. Place hand straight under armpits.
  2. Be sure not to grab because once you grab you force the movement.
  3. Slowly go and down, side to side, initiating weight transfer.

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ATNR Cerebral Palsy or Laryngomalacia

 
 

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ATNR Reflex and Cerebral Palsy or Laryngomalacia

A missed or over-looked diagnosis of compromised breathing.
 
I get at least two inquires / Zooms a week looking to help 'head control' 'over-active ATNR' 'dystonia'.
 
This is because of structural airway positioning; quite possibly laryngomalacia.
 

Laryngomalacia Symptoms Infants and Children include:

  • Noisy breathing (stridor) — An audible wheeze when your baby inhales (breathes in). It is often worse when the baby is agitated, feeding, crying or sleeping on...
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