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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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Pelvis Function and Movement

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The Pelvis and Functional Movement

Although we'll be getting into the troubleshooting and working with the structure of the pelvis in later trainings, you need to understand your child's architecture. Click here to see training calendar. 
 
This is their foundation for all developmental milestones and transitional skills.
 
Please note: These x-rays are being read for movement. This is not a medical assessment.
 
 
Typical Hips:  In the first photo you see the development of a full hip socket, the femur (thigh bone)...
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Facts About Eyes and Vision - Vision and Development Correlelation

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Are the Eyes Fine? 

 
We shouldn't worry about vision.
 
The eyes just see. It's that easy. Well, not so fast!
 
Not only should the eyes see - they need to complement every movement in your child's body.
 
 
The body's structure might be unable to respond to the toy or your voice = so the eyes to learn to be included with the conversation.
 
The eyes might be the best feature in your child's life, so they move into all sorts of positions, which might look like 'lack of head control' just to see you.
 
The...
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How to Stop Tip Toe Walking without Casts or Shoes

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What Causes Tiptoe Walking?

Tiptoe walking or "toe walking" is a sign of a child's inability to transfer their weight from the heel to the toe. (We would call it a typical heel-to-toe walk.)

It's natural to want to force the heel to the ground using casts or shoe inserts to create a typical heel-to-toe walk. 

But as I always say, "With force, you get force, and with rotation you get movement."

A number of things can interrupt a child's ability to weight transfer through the foot. 

Things that could cause toe walking are:

  • the child's foot...
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How Do Babies Roll Over? - Baby Not Rolling Over?

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How does your baby roll over?

Yes, there are many ways a baby rolls over, but there shouldn't be.

Yes, it could eventually happen, but if it hasn't happened by 2.5 to 3 months old, do you really want to wait for it? Are you wondering what you can do now to teach your baby how to roll over? Movement Lesson™ has the best solution.

Learn about the optimal way babies should be rolling over for successful movement and milestone development

3 movement skills a baby should be using when learning to roll over

Many if not all other therapies (and...

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5 Reasons Why Sitting in the W Position is Bad & How to Stop W Sitting

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Why W Sitting Is Bad 

1. Bad Posture

"W" sitting rounds the back and makes it impossible for your child to sit up straight.

Bad posture will affect

  • how they move,
  • how they see, and
  • how they transition to different positions. 

 

2. Effects vision

"W" sitting creates tunnel vision. 

Tunnel vision is the loss of peripheral vision. 

When vision is affected the way your child moves and develops will also be affected. 

  • Does your child look awkward in their movements?
  • Does your child have a short attention span?
  • Has your...
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Are you in "wait and see" mode?

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Is your child past the age they "should be" manifesting milestones like crawling, walking, talking and you are wondering and "when will it happen?" or you are even asking yourself if milestones will even happen for your child.

 
If this is the case your child is already experiencing compound movement deviations and their development is delayed. The developmental delay might not be news to you, but what is Compound Movement Deviations?
 
From day one of birth, you can determine if a child is going to have compound movement deviations...
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