Michelle Turner discusses why it is important for children with developmental delays to receive movement therapy.
If a movement specialist could get your child at a very young age, the brain is still moving. The skull is actually still moving.
As you know the platelets haven’t all hardened on the skull. You have the soft spot in the child, well that’s all movement.
And if you can get to a child even just within a couple of weeks old, it’s amazing the dramatic changes that you can make to severe birth trauma and defects that could possibly happening that a doctor is telling you there’s a little or no modality that can help your child or has more of a wait-and-see attitude to change just the way it sees the world and starts moving because a baby learns by happy accidents.
And with a developmentally delayed child they are working really hard just to be in their systems and those happy accidents aren’t happening.
So that’s where you are missing those developmental milestones that are happening and where children are being taught to sit by plopping a child and just sitting, versus coming to sitting on their own and then rolling over and to crawling and then eventually standing. So it’s nice to watch.
About Michelle M. Turner:
Michelle M. Turner is a Movement Specialist and Educator. She works with her patient’s skeletal system and central nervous system creating new movement and specializes in the Anat Baniel Method. The Anat Baniel Method has been proven to decrease pain, increase mobility and improve cognitive functions and communication skills. Michelle earned her BFA from Syracuse University in New York.