Motor Skills & Movement

teli early intervention therapists have identified specific things to look for and questions you may have with regard to your child’s motor skills and/or movement difficulties.

Should I Be Concerned if My Child is Toe Walking? By: Alex Beschorner, teli Occupational Therapist and Cindi Hobbes, teli Physical Therapist Why do kids walk on their tip toes? Is toe walking something to be concerned about? Toe walking or walking on the toes or the ball of the foot, is common in children who are...
Authored by: Mary Welage, teli Pediatric Physical Therapist Developmental Milestone: Walking and Early Intervention When should my child begin to walk? Parents are very focused on two goals: walking and talking.  Physical therapists providing Early Intervention services often hear concerns from parents on a regular basis about the timing of walking for their child.  It...
Authored By: Mary Welage, Pediatric Physical Therapist A child’s life is full of firsts…  the first time they smile, the first time they roll over and many more. One of the important developmental milestones that parents often express concern regarding their child’s ability to begin to move by crawling and then eventually walking. Early Intervention...
Did You Know that Approximately  1 in Every 1000 Children are Born with Spina Bifida? Spina Bifida is an abnormality of the nervous system that occurs in a baby’s development during the first month of pregnancy.  It is often defined as a neural tube defect or a gap in the fusing of the neural tube...
Does your child have any of the following tendencies? Trouble sitting up straight and tends to sit with their shoulders rounded? Sits with legs on the floor in the shape of a “w” vs cross legged? Has poor head control when moving to a sitting position? Feels as though they slip through your arms when...
Why is Tummy Time an Important Part of Early Intervention? Wonder how your child’s Early Intervention activities make a difference? Wonder why tummy time is an important time for your infant? Over the past month, at teli, we have been exploring the “back story” of some of the Early Intervention activities that parents are encouraged...