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    As an Adaptive Aquatic Specialist I truly believe that swimming is one of the best recreational activities for child development, and really the whole family! It provides endless social, emotional, and physical therapeutic benefits. #childdevelopment #teachingkidstoswim #learningtoswim #benefitsofswimming #aquatics #grossmotor #pedipt

    TIME TO BEND THE RULES – for the sake of development

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    Child development happens at different speeds for every child. Why does it have to be a competition?

    Mini workouts to help kids conquer childhood rites of passage developed by pediatric occupational and physical therapists. Free printables!

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    This fast workout will send your heart rate through the roof while forcing your muscles to work explosively for a lean, toned and totally functional body.

    Simon Says Active Kids FREE printable activity for healthy kids

    The Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) describes the range of abilities in gross motor function seen in children with cerebral palsy. GMFCS levels I and II walk independently GMFCS level III require a hand-held mobility aid such as crutches or a walker and may use a wheelchair for distances. GMFCS levels IV and V usually have more limitations in self-mobility and require a wheelchair.

    FREE printable packet for practice of fine and gross motor skills over the summer months! Ideas, activities and suggestions!

    8 posture mistakes you're making, and how to fix them.

    Good ideas for building core strength/trunk rotation/bilateral coordination [I personally love the idea of rowing a scooter board w/ a plunger. There are more ideas at the site. Would even work in a school where treating in the hallway is required]

    Dermatomes. Line up niceley in a more quadrapedal stance.

    Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs. A how-to manual for yoga with kids in classrooms and therapeutic settings.

    The Brachial Plexus as inspired by Henry Beck's work.

    Toe Walking - current research, understanding, treatment and orthotic intervention

    Why core strength is important for your child and fun and easy ways to improve it!

    The Twister shoes for children or adults with splints or AFO's. Helps with ease of putting on your shoes! #rectherapy

    A physical therapist who specializes in treating infants reviews the research comparing physical therapy to helmet therapy in correct positional plagiocephaly (flat spots on the head) in infants. LOVE her concluding thought at the end of her post! #pediPT #pediOT #babies #childdevelopment

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    One Exercise every girl should do!! This stretch will bring your hips back to where they should be, ease forward pressure on your lower back, and dial back the lower belly bulge.

    SCI Spinal Nerve Root Innervation

    W sitting handout for teachers, caregivers, therapists, doctors, nurses...anyone who works with kids! W-sitting free printable! #freebie #wsitting #childdevelopment #floorsitting #classroomsitting #hownottosit

    PT Corner: Posture in the Classroom- pinned by @PediaStaff – Please Visit for all our pediatric therapy pins

    HOW TO GET STRONGER These yoga poses will help you get in shape and get stronger. Yoga's really easy and relaxing, try it!