Date:August 18, 2016

Starting Moves

When all the advice for sleeping, eating, pooping, development, and behavior work for others, yet you are still searching…we offer a different perspective.

 

In addition to professional experience with many of aspects of gaps in child development, our team has personal experience in our own families with:

  • Major medical issues (cancer)
  • Major behavioral (bipolar, ADHD, defiance)
  • Colic (severe reflux)
  • Neuro-atypical
  • Anxiety- school and social
  • Birth trauma
  • Dyslexia
  • Developmental asynchrony

 

Making sure your little one is ready at each of their early stages of development is our passion!
Sensory-motor development begins before birth and sensory-motor skills become more advanced at each stage of development. Pregnancy and birth stress can leave gaps in the foundation necessary for successful, timely development. We are able to restore these very gaps by checking six fundamental sensory-movement relationships at each stage needed for successful developmental transitions.

 

What do we do?
We assess very basic age-appropriate micro-movements to observe if they are developed, symmetrical, and sequencing correctly. When we find gaps or incorrect patterns we use simple, gentle movements and stretches of Kinetic Bridging® to create the muscle memory to fill in the gaps. Change is quick and lasting!

 

How we work together

  • Initial baseline session: We review a detailed history and assess fundamental core coordination and visual-motor skills.
  • Subsequent follow-up appointments: Often 6 weeks to 12 weeks apart, follow-up sessions support continued progress with increasingly complex developmental milestones.

 

Why don’t children catch up on their own?
We typically find the integration of visual and motor skills evolve out of synch in many children and obvious gaps may not surface until school years. There are many causes for skills getting off track including childhood injuries, especially of the head. The type of injury we find significant is a jarring fall, but not resulting in a concussion. The impact of the fall disrupts the developing visual/motor and auditory/visual integration by de-stabilizing relationships of a growing head and body. These essential micro-movements are not hard to restore, but they need help in the process.

 

We know children mature and develop at different rates, yet there is a specific set of abilities they should have by age 4 to be prepared for their future years in school. The observant parent and skilled preschool professionals usually know who may benefit from a little extra help. As Kindergarten time looms, parents are sometimes faced with the reality of a child who really isn’t quite ready. Sometimes it’s the ability to participate in group/circle time successfully, coordination on the playground, avoidance of fine motor skills, or simply melting down after school. We generally find gaps in skill integration as a root cause. These gaps are bridged fairly quickly preparing your child for their first stage of school!

Insurance Coverage: Insurance does not usually cover Kinetic Konnections® services. Our clients find our services to be an economical option when they have limited insurance coverage, or when they need a ‘boost to achieve progress goals in other therapies.