Does your child sit in this position? This is known as "w-sitting", and you may or may not have heard that it's not a great position for the hips. Your child sits like this because they are comfortable sitting like this. However, I'm about to tell you what causes a child to sit like this,… Continue reading W-Sitting and Primitive Reflexes
I adore watching babies make involuntary movements in their first few months of life. These involuntary movements are primitive reflexes, and are governed by the brainstem - the only part of our brain that is mature when a baby is born. Very soon, babies start to be able to control their movements, and start being… Continue reading Learning to crawl – how our development relates to learning
I went along to a business networking meeting on Tuesday. I thought it would possibly be a good place to spread the word and also find people to help me with things like printing flyers, graphic design and perhaps even some social media help.What I wasn't prepared for was telling people what I "do" in… Continue reading So, what is it that I actually “do”?
Does your child sit in this position? This is known as "w-sitting", and you may or may not have heard that it's not a great position for the hips. I'm not here to "judge" at all - after all, your child is comfortable sitting like this. However, what I am going to do is tell… Continue reading W-Sitting: Why does my child do it? Why is it “bad”? What can I do about it?
I was trying to explain compensation to a client the other day. I found myself relating to my own experiences to be the easiest and most neutral way to explain: I was an average child who grew up in the 1970s. I played outdoors in all weathers, possibly a lot more than the children… Continue reading Could you be struggling because you are compensating for baby reflexes?
Everyone has heard of dyslexia, but perhaps most people are less familiar with the terms dyspraxia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia, which are also specific learning difficulties… So, what do all these terms mean? Dyspraxia is a neurological spectrum that involves difficulties in motor planning, coordination as well as organisation of thought, sequencing and working memory and… Continue reading Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia – what are they and how can you help?