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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...
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...
Let's talk about swaddling. It's not about "do" or "don't do."
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
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...
“We are not built for exterior motion. We are built for interior movement. That's how our bodies make up movement.” - Michelle Turner -
The first stage for childhood development is vision development.
Suppose a child has any visual complications due to the structure of their eyes. In that case, it will change all of their movements and even cause developmental delays.
This would include things like lack of convergence, lack of binocular vision, nystagmus, astigmatism, strabismus, and so forth.
So, before working with a child’s movement milestone development, their functional vision must be resolved first. Then one can start working with fine and gross motor skills.