Is My Child Ready to Start Talking?

Before the development of first words, children need to be using and pairing prelinguistic or “pre-language” acts consistently. Prelinguistic communication includes meaningful use of gestures, imitation, vocalizations, and eye contact to communicate. Children must also achieve: joint attention, shared enjoyment, communication intent, persistence, and social referencing before being able to use verbal language functionally to communicate. Joint Attention: a child’s …Read More >

Gross Motor Milestone Series: Single Leg Balance

By 36 months, 50% of children can balance on 1 leg for 3 seconds with their hands on their hips. By 42 months, 50% can hold single leg balance on 1 leg for 5 seconds with hands on hips. By 54 months, 50% can hold single leg balance for 6 seconds on each leg with less than 20 degrees of …Read More >

Developmental Communication Milestone Series: 4-8 Months

Before babies can talk, they begin to understand language and words. At this stage, babies are beginning to recognize basic emotions, words, and gestures and show preferences and interests by their facial expressions, the sounds they make, and their actions. At 8 months of age, babies should be using a wide variety of sounds. Many sounds are just exploratory while …Read More >

Free Developmental Screenings

MOSAIC Rehabilitation is offering FREE HEARING AND DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy for children 2-5 years of age. Licensed therapists and an audiologist will be on hand to answer any questions! Dates: Monday, April 9, 2018 and Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Time: 4:00 to 6:00pm (Stop in when your schedule allows) Where: MOSAIC Rehabilitation, 6325 Jackrabbit Lane, …Read More >

Understanding Dyslexia

For dyslexia, early identification of both strengths and weaknesses is key to success with education. Dyslexia is often seen as a disadvantage. When it is viewed as a different way of thinking, this thinking can lead to success. HOW DYSLEXIA AFFECTS LEARNING Reading – Difficulty recognizing and manipulating sounds, letters, and words makes learning to read difficult. Once reading is …Read More >

Vision and Your Baby

There is a wealth of knowledge on tummy time and its importance for motor development and strengthening, but do you how important tummy time is for the visual system? If babies do not get enough tummy time, parents may notice delays in crawling, vision development, and other learning disabilities. Let’s take a look at how a baby’s vision develops. Babies …Read More >

Developmental Communication Milestone Series: Birth To 4 Months

During the first few months of life, babies begin to demonstrate the ability to respond to and initiate interactions with those around them. Some of the ways babies attract interactions and pay attention include: looking at people around them, crying, smiling, and clinging to caregivers. These are the earliest forms of communication. Babies learn to be excited when they hear …Read More >

Gross Motor Milestones: Stairs

The most important thing when thinking about stairs is safety! Make sure you have stairs blocked off so kids can’t get to them when you aren’t watching. The next best thing is to make sure kids learn a safe and age appropriate way to go up and down stairs. Stair training starts with creeping and progresses to walking. Support and …Read More >