Today's society imparts the feeling that a child's motor skills must advance as quickly as possible. Doctors prescribe tummy time before a child can roll to their belly; we "walk" our children by holding their hands above their heads before they stand on their own; we carry babies in an upright position before they can hold their head atop a straight back. Here is why I think we should take a moment to consider an alternative to this conventional wisdom.
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Austen is a pediatric occupational therapist with experience in schools, early intervention, and private clinic settings. She now runs her own private practice in Portland, OR specializing in movement based learning techniques. This blog's mission is to educate and empower parents and children by sharing insights into the complexities of learning and development.