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NICU Trauma Effects Later in Life AND What You Can Do About It!

nicu trama effects Nov 18, 2021

As you know, I work with a lot of children that have had time in the NICU.

Not all NICU stays are dealing with respiratory distress however, they do usually involve facial pinning.
I would like to start discussions of milestone availability and facial/cranial interruptions of development.
Many of you know, that I can 'see' or notice the movement presence of devices that impede movement during the application.
A baby's body can remain in the situation - long after the device has been removed.
I do want to stress that medical intervention is necessary and shouldn't be avoided or have a sense of guilt around the course of actions taken to save your child's life.
I would like to make this information more available so that you can take the steps needed to bring back movement into your child's life.

Let's look at intubation.

Your child's breathing is now being forced through an endotracheal tube (ET).
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What can you do to be more in tune with your child's needs?

The biggest desire I have for my kids is to help them reach their full potential mentally, physically, and emotionally.
Something Michelle Turner always says is, "When do you panic? when you don't have options."
I have seen that to be true over and over for my kids.
Just the other day a bee flew in the car and my 3-year-old had a look of terror on her face as she sat buckled and screaming with the bee coming towards her face.
She couldn't do anything or go anywhere.
She was stuck and was at the mercy of the bee.
I have watched my disabled children express frustration when they lack the ability to push a simple button on a toy or fall to the ground like a rock because they don't have the ability to catch themselves or prevent the fall.
Whether a child is typical or atypical when the child has options to move, the child has options for success.
It's one thing to choose not to push a button, it's another thing entirely when a...
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Super Baby Secret #2 - All Babies Need to Move


It's obvious that all babies need to move, but there is more to baby movements that meets the eye.

Does milestone development just happen, or do you think there should be a step-by-step process we all go through to experience optimal development?

It's obvious that all babies don't move the same, but my question is why? 

I know why. 

In my podcast Baby Movements from Birth to 24 months, I share with you the answers to this question and what you can do about it. 

      >>>Get all 99 Super Baby Secrets, CLICK HERE


You Want Your Baby to Experience "Normal" Development?

I say "normal" because what is "normal?" I want to redefine what you think about baby movements and what they mean for your baby's future development.

Atypical Development

You may have a child with special needs and think it's impossible for your child to experience "normal" development. 

Your child can experience "normal" development, but not in the way you...

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What are the Vision Milestones?

What are the vision milestones? 

We have baby milestones, but how does a child's visual development correlate with those milestones. 


Should you still watch if your child doesn't have Cortical Visual Impairment? It wouldn't hurt. 

What is vision and how do we teach a child how to see?

I have spent over a decade figuring that one out on my own because no professional or therapist had the answer. 

Yes, I had the CVI ranges, but that didn't give me a solution on steps I could take to teach my child to see and how to track that vision. 

In my free webinar, I teach you about 10 vision and movement secrets of CVI, but then I teach you about an assessment tool and a course I developed that teaches you how to track the progression of your child's vision and gives you a plan on how to manually start teaching your child how to see. 


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Tips for Patching Eye for Lazy Eye, Strabismus, Astigmatism or Any Vision Issue

 Here are some tips for successful patching, watch the video.

These vision exercises during patching can be very taxing so keep your patch times short and purposeful.

We patched him for the first time and it was a success!

His weaker eye is the left eye so that is what we patched FIRST! Why? Because we want him to feel comfortable and confident with his strong eye. 

Want to learn a step-by-step process for successful patching that doesn't take 2 hours a day?

NOTE: Only Patch when recommended by your Doctor. 

Patching is for Who?

Patching can be done for any type of visual issue: lazy eye, strabismus, astigmatism, double vision, corneal abrasion, and glasses. 

Patching can be done on babies, toddlers, and adults, and its easy to do it the wrong way and not help the vision. 

What does patching the eye do?

Patching is a way to help strengthen the eyes so they work together, and there is more to patching than just covering the eye. 

You want the...

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Vibration Machines for Special Needs Development - Do they help?

*This blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition. Please see the disclaimer for additional information about what we are not, click here.

Vibration Machines and Milestones

We all want our special children to create vertical milestones and other milestones, whether it's cerebral palsy, autism, or any other diagnosis. 

Who wouldn't want our child to walk?

Many go to a vibration machine. Why? I'm still struggling with the answer to that.

Yes, you will see a static pose of what looks like standing; however, the vibration machine creates non-functional movements.

Not only does this process engage muscles, not needed in standing, to fire - but they can't turn off.


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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, 


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:   


*This blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition. Please see the disclaimer for additional information about what we are not, click here.   

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Mom Approved Exercises - How to Increase Movement in the Pelvis

*This website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition. Please see disclaimer for additional information about what we are not, click here

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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