Top 5 Infant Developmental Milestones Episode 46

On this episode I talk about 5 of the most important milestones for infants, why they are important, and how to encourage your infant to do the activities for those milestones.

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Milliard Anti Burst Peanut Ball 23″

These are great for working on tummy time, prone positions for head and neck strengthening with kids, sitting balance, vestibular stimulation, and core activities and so much more!


Sensory Tool Kit for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder

 

This is just one example of a toolkit for having “on hand” for kids with sensory processing issues.  A variety of fidget type toys can be helpful for getting the child to sit still longer than they usually like to!


Dew Drops Water Beads for Tactile Sensory Play

These water beads can be a great tactile sensory play item!  Parents should supervise their children when they are playing with these!


The First Years Stacking (Nesting) Cups for Toddlers

 

These cups are great for toddler development.  Problem solving skills for figuring out how to put them together, color recognition and understanding, counting, etc.


Typical Development 12-24 month old Toddler Episode 42

On this episode, I discuss the typical development of toddlers between the ages of 12-24 months (or 1-2 years).  All areas of development are included such as: gross motor, fine motor, language, cognition, social/emotional, and self help.

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Melissa & Doug Classic ABC Wooden Block Cart Educational Toy With 30 Solid Wood Blocks

The First Years Stacking Up Cups

Fisher-Price Little People Farm Animal Friends

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Bober, Sally J., et al. “Toddlers’ Persistence in the Emerging Occupations of Functional Play and Self-Feeding.” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 July 2001, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1869010&resultClick=3. Accessed 29 Sept. 2017.

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Upcoming Speaking Event in Kansas by Allison Carter from the Milestones podcast

Child Development: Milestones & Sensory Processing
Information + Open Discussion for Parents of Young Children

Speaker: Allison Carter – Pediatric Occupational Therapist

October 21st, 2017

10:00-11:30 a.m.

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Lakewood Middle School
6601 Edgewater Drive, Overland Park KS 66223

$20 Per Person, Limited Seating, Must Register in Advance!



Head Lag Infant Development Episode 41

In this episode, I talk about head lag in infant development.  Head lag is where you pull the infant to a sitting position and watch to see if their head lags behind or lifts along with their body.  I discuss potential red flags with head lag.

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Flanagan, Joanne E., et al. “Head Lag in Infants at Risk for Autism: A Preliminary Study.” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 Sept. 2012, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1851612&resultClick=3. Accessed 25 Sept. 2017.

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Infant Bright Starts Floor Mirror

Perfect for encouraging infants to lift their head up during tummy time to strengthen their head and neck muscles!  Great for social play, language, and cognition too!


Auditory Processing Disorder Episode 40

On this episode, I talk about Auditory Processing versus Typical Toddler “Ignoring”.  This is a question so many parents of toddles with auditory processing issues have!  It can be difficult to tell if kids are acting certain ways because of sensory issues or just typical toddler behaviors.

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Ahn, R. R., Miller, L. J., Milberger, S., & McIntosh, D. N. (2004). Prevalence of parents’ perceptions of sensory processing disorders among kindergarten children. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 58, 287–293.

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