Motherhood, The Body Changes Nobody Tells You About

Congratulations! You’ve had a baby! Now you get to experience all the challenges and joys that motherhood can bring. A mother’s world revolves around that little bundle of joy. Sure, now you may pee a little when you laugh and/or sneeze. You can’t sit up in bed as easily as you used to. Your usual exercise routine is so much …Read More >

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. What Does That Mean? …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 grasped, …Read More >

Vision and Your Baby

Tummy Time and Visual Development There is a wealth of knowledge on tummy time and its importance for motor development and strengthening. Do you how important tummy time is for the visual system, though? If babies do not get enough tummy time, parents may notice delays in crawling, vision development, and other learning disabilities. So, let’s take a look at …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 >

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