If you have a child who has been identified as having difficulties with fine motor skills, it can sound a little scary. No parent ever wants to hear that his or her child is struggling. However, there is very effective pediatric treatment and therapy available to you that can help develop your child’s fine motor skills and enable her to function purposely in her environment.
What are Fine Motor Skills?
Fine motor skills have to do with smaller muscle group movements such as through the fingers, hands or wrists. The opposite of fine motor skills are gross motor skills which are movements related to your large muscles, like your legs, arms and other large muscles groups. (more…)
At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we offer physical therapy for adolescents and teens. The rehabilitation focused on children and teens is a bit different for several reasons.
- Your child or adolescent is still growing.
- Children tend to have a shorter attention span.
- Their biggest fans, YOU – the parent, typically accompany children.
We challenge you to find a child with Down Syndrome who is not smiling. Down Syndrome children seem to wear a perpetual smile and know no stranger. Blowing kisses to everyone through the drive-thru window and hugging the people who bag your groceries are normal happenings in the lives of a family with a child suffering from Down Syndrome.
The truth of the matter is that Down Syndrome children are not always joyful. They have feelings like anyone else. They experience the full range of emotions. They respond to positive expressions of friendship, and are hurt and upset by inconsiderate behavior. People with Down Syndrome socialize and have meaningful friendships. (more…)