Gross motor skills, fine motor skills, language skills, cognitive skills and social-emotional skills all develop together with each small piece adding to other small pieces to create a foundation. Sometimes small babies and young toddlers do not achieve their developmental milestones as expected. There are many different reasons for this including but not limited to premature birth, difficult birth, drug exposure, low or high muscle tone, torticollis, and gastric distress. Gross motor skills tend to be among the first piece where education and intervention can create a change.
Our therapists have experience working with babies to identify these barriers to movement and then work with the families to help move past those barriers maximizing a baby’s potential. This promotes development of solid foundational skills that promote exploration and learning.