Recognizing Early Motor Delays at Four and Six Months of Age
Recognizing Early Motor Delays as Early as Four and Six Months of Age
Learn why Tummy Time is important for baby and how to detect signs of an early motor delay at four and six months of age. Presentation includes videos and links to accompanying handouts. All materials including videos are provided at no cost; no fees or charges may be associated with any of the Pathways.org materials without prior written approval.
Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Children with Disabilities estimate as many as 400,000 children born each year are at risk for some form of early motor delay. Healthcare providers play a key role in detecting early motor delays and determining appropriate intervention and referral procedures for infants at risk for developmental delays.
This educational course, originally created in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatrics, is designed so individuals around the world can learn about detecting early motor delays at four and six months of age. Pathways.org would appreciate your feedback on this course. Please click on the link to take the survey at www.pathways.org/4-6-month-motor-tutorial-survey/
Links to the handouts utilized in this course:
• About Pathways.org handout
• Assure the Best – Baby’s Physical Development brochure
• Pediatric Occupational, Physical and Speech/Language Therapy handout
• Positional Torticollis and the Importance of Tummy Time: Meet Jonathan film handout
• Tummy Time Activities to Strength Baby brochure
• Essential Tummy Time Moves film handout
• Recognizing Early Motor Delays – A Comparison Examination of 2 Month Old Infants film handout
• Recognizing Early Motor Delays – A Comparison Examination of 4 Month Old Infants film handout
• Recognizing Early Motor Delays – A Comparison Examination of 6 Month Old Infants film handout
• Parent/Doctor Communication film handout
• Recommended Organizations handout
Topics covered in each motor course on children’s development:
• Information about Pathways.org
• The rise in early motor delays
• Importance of Tummy Time
• Typical and atypical motor development at four months of age shown in a side by side comparison
• Typical and atypical motor development at six months of age shown in a side by side comparison
• Information on where to refer a child with a developmental delay and other recommended organizations
Pathways.org empowers parents and health professionals with FREE tools to maximize a child’s motor, sensory, and communication development.
We accomplish these goals by:
• Creating FREE educational materials under the direction of the Pathways.org Medical Roundtable and in collaboration with our staff and outside experts.
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All of the Pathways.org educational materials are FREE at www.pathways.org. Find information sorted by age, topic, or type of material.