Are you in "wait and see" mode?

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 based on the rotation in or not in their system.
 
Many parents have concern for their child, but when they bring it up with the Pediatrician the doctor says, "Lets ways and see what happens in three months...6 months...12 months" Or the parent, you, gets a range of time where it's "okay" for a child to accomplish an established developmental milestone like rolling over, crawling, walking, and so on.
 

By the time a...

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Are you tired of the milestone talk?

 

A Better Way to Determine Developmental Success

Instead of a piece of paper that lists a child's age and the milestones they are supposed to be accomplishing. Wouldn't you rather have a way to measure your child's movement successes and what that means for their development?
 
 
Do you find your life slowly deviating from the lives of your peers as their children progress and yours does not?
 
Have you asked yourself any of these questions?
"Why can't my child move?"
"Why can't he/she roll over, crawl, walk, eat solids, talk?"
"What more can I do? I will do anything."
 
Instead of looking at your child's limitations do you see their possibilities?
 

The Potential You See in Your Child 

Do you wish for a better way to determine your child's progress and success based on the potential you see?
 
Now there is a better way to determine your child's success. When a child's success is based on their functional movements then the magic happens.
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How Vision Affects Movement and Baby Milestones

Babies, children, or adults with vision problems will have movement and milestone challenges.

While many say vision does not affect milestone development, that is 100% false.

A child with poor vision can become developmentally delayed due to the child's inability to respond to stimuli with efficiency.

While baby vision develops over time, much can be done to make sure your child's vision is on track.

Michelle Turner Leading Expert in Baby Movement and Milestone Foundations and Development shares with you how to be aware of some of your baby's most important needs from day one.

First, you want to be aware of the vision problems that can occur for a child. Please take my FREE course "Vision and Your Child" to better understand vision and how it affects your child.

Other vision courses, like "Patching 101" and "Cognitive Vision Training" are available to help improve your child's vision not matter what their current function.

"When you improve vision, you improve movement." - Michelle...

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Baby Crawling With One Leg - Is this Normal?

When you're working with Club crawl. 

What is actually going on is the child's having trouble looking up, and for whatever reason, when a child can't look up, it will stick the opposing leg out and that tilts the vision up. 

This is where you want to check with your ophthalmologist to make sure the structure is okay. 

 

So if I'm here and I'm crawling, I should be able to tilt my pelvis and have a full range of you. 

But if my eyes are crossed right now, that'll lock up my pelvis. 

So what I have to do is I stick my leg up and that lets me see higher. 

Because no child is going to crawl into the wall or going to self-harm, they want to see where they're going.

So that's where you're you're seeing the one-legged crawl and then also becoming very dominant on this side. 

And it's stemming from the vision and the visions trickling down into the pelvis and then into. 

And these so once you're dealing with...

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Baby Exercise for Umbilical Cord Birth Trauma / Cord Wrapped Around Neck and Spinal Articulations for Movement

Baby Exercise for Umbilical Cord Birth Trauma. Exercise Start at 3:48

First focus on each individual vertebra and then work on the spine as a whole. 

So I'm I'm here in just working and I need to work on the spine.

Now the tendency with anything we do in life, we think lifting up.

But with the baby, it's a bit more about the down.

So if the spine is here, my touch going down; my down is just significant, if not more so than, my touch going up. 

So when I go up, I'm going to affect the system by initiating the absolute horizon in the neck vertebra this way.

What I'm looking for is that water bowl technique, creating weight transfer in the neck vertebra. Here is a video to help you visualize how your touch is affecting the system.

 

How Umbilical Cord Issues Can Affect A Baby's Milestone Development and How This Exercise is Reorganizing a Baby's System for Functional Movement Development

I have a friend of mine, who's baby had some...

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Tell-Tale Sign of Risk of Cerebral Palsy in a Baby / Infant: Counter-oppositional Movements

Can You Tell a Baby has CP Right Away?

One of the signs that a child is at risk for Cerebral Palsy (CP) is that they manifest counter-oppositional Movements. 

An example of what counter-oppositional movement is, is shown in the short video.

Within the first hour of birth you can see if a child is doing counter-oppositional movements. 

But because risk for CP can be assessed at birth using the Newborn Movement Assessment™ (NMA), risk for Cerebral Palsy can be reduced using the Movement Lesson™ Technique. 

You can teach your child correct movements with the Super-baby Bootcamp and reduce the risk of CP as well other milestone delays and developmental disorder. 

Every baby should interact with their environment using rotation, weight transfer, balance and counter balance.

Meaning, as the child's head turns to the right, you should see a twist in the spine and the left hip should go to the floor to "counter" the turning of the head.

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High vs. Low Muscle Tone Baby - How Muscle Tone is Developed at Birth

Things you might say if you have a baby with high or low muscle tone:

High Muscle Tone Baby (Child):

  • My baby is stiff
  • My baby can't bend their legs, their arms
  • My baby startles a lot
  • My baby is very colicky
  • My baby has bad reflux
  • My baby is delayed in their baby milestones

Low Muscle Tone Baby:

  • My baby is floppy
  • My baby is nonresponsive
  • My baby has no head support
  • My baby is delayed in their baby milestones

How Low and High Muscle Tone is Initiated at Birth 

During a natural delivery through the contractions of the mother, this is the first time that the baby gets to experience active and passive muscle response.

As the uterus contracts, the baby experiences the stimuli of active or high tone muscle, and the muscle tone transfers into the baby.

In between the contractions, the baby experiences passive or low tone muscle, and at the same time moves into position to be birthed. 

So when there are birthing complications, or a person elects for a C-section, the...

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Instead of Asking, "How to Swaddle a Baby?" ask "Why?" and What...?"

What are the Affects Swaddling Can Have on Your Baby? Things to Consider Before Swaddling Your Baby.

  • Compounded movement deviations occur when a baby is swaddled. 
  • Swaddling becomes addictive because a baby doesn't know how to move when it is not swaddled. 
  • Determining whether a baby should be or shouldn't be swaddled, one can use the Newborn Movement Assessment™ to determine if the baby is at high risk or low risk for movement deviations (developmental milestone delays).    
  • Parents must be careful not to swaddle too much as it can cause developmental milestone delays.
  • If a child needs to be swaddled, The child needs Movement Lesson™ or some form of early intervention sooner than later. Needing to be swaddled is an early sign that negative movement deviations are already occurring in the child's system. 

Have You Ever Asked, "Should I Swaddle My Baby?"

Let's talk about swaddling. It's not about "do" or "don't do."

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Mom Approved - 6 Essential Baby Exercises

* 6 Essential Exercises for Movement & Milestone Development

The purpose of these exercises are to teach you a skill set you can use in the home to initiate milestone movement patterns for your child.

You are not teaching your child to mimic a movement you are teaching to do transitional milestone movements. 

Transitional milestone movements are the movements that happen between milestones movements; in other words, teaching your child the necessary movement

  • to independently get an arm off the floor and to reach (reaching),
  • to get the head off the floor and into the air (successful tummy time),
  • to go from the back to the front and the front to the back (rolling over),
  • to independently get in and out of sitting and so on.

At a minimum, take 15 minutes a day, working on each side of the body, and go through each of these exercises.

It doesn't matter if your child is an infant, baby, toddler, teen, adult, for any person to have movement success, these movement...

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Solutions to Headbanging, Tantrums and Meltdowns with Special Children

Children do not self-harm. A child lashing out is usually an underlying medical issues, causing emotional stress.

First, you need to rule out pain. From reflux to migraines. Special children can’t typically self soothe or communicate. Instead, they will hit or lash out.
 
Second, have a good thorough visual examination. Lack of functional vision can cause issues from nausea and depth perception to migraines, frustration, and fatigue.
 
Need guidance on how to make sure you have a successful eye appointment? Get our free PDF ,"Tips for a Successful Pediatric Ophthalmology Appointment." Click here, Click here.
 
Third, get a medical workup. Pseudotumor, Hernia, broken bone, are just some of the complications that can have a secondary stress for continued meltdowns.
 
Remember, when pain is normal or typical for your child, they can't tell you they need help. Never assume behavioral is the first and only answer.
 

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