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Activities for Isolating Finger Movements

Finger isolation is where your child can move each finger one at a time. Babies move their fingers all at the same time, however, as they develop, they start learning how to move each finger individually. Isolating finger movements is essential in the development of fine motor skills. Having this ability contributes to efficient typing…
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How to Help My Special Needs Child Adjust to Daycare

Transitions can be difficult for younger children, particularly those with sensory processing disorders or those not fond of change altogether. Transitioning into daycare is no exception. But, depending on your child and family situation, they might not have any problems with a new daycare situation. Even so, it's a good idea to equip yourself with…
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What are the Signs of Hypotonia?

Hypotonia describes low muscle tone. If your newborn has it, they'll most likely feel limp when you hold them in your arms — kind of like a rag doll. This is why it's also referred to as "floppy infant syndrome."  Physicians can diagnose hypotonia within the first several minutes of the baby's life. They perform…
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