Why Motor Skills Matter: Improve Your Child's Physical Development to Enhance Learning and Self-Esteem

Why Motor Skills Matter: Improve Your Child's Physical Development to Enhance Learning and Self-Esteem

by Tara Losquadro Liddle

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633934573
Publisher: Koehler Books
Publication date: 07/24/2018
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 843,014
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Tara Losquadro Liddle, Mpt, has been a pediatric physical therapist in private practice for over thirty years. She is presently working as the Regional Director of pediatric therapy at a major healthcare company while pursuing a doctoral degree in pediatric physical therapy. She is a frequent speaker at hospitals, schools, and parent groups. To learn more about Tara Liddle visit www.taraliddle.com.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Paul B. Yellin, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics xvii

Introduction xxi

Why Motor Skills Matter

Learning to Move and Moving to Learn 1

The Continuous Cycle of Motor

Output and Sensory Input

The System We Don’t See 3

Understanding Your Child’s Sensory (Nervous)

System and How It Relates to Movement

Your Newborn 21

Birth to One Month

Faster than a Speeding Bullet 39

Your Child’s Development in the First Year

Shake, Rattle, and Roll 41

Physical Development and Activities for the First Six Months

Sit, Squat, Stand 63

Physical Development and Activities for the Second Six Months

From Cooing and Babbling to Sucking,

Swallowing, and Chewing
95

Your Baby’s Oral-Motor Development in the First Year

Able to Leap Tall Buildings 115

Your Child’s Development from One to Five Years Old

Your Mobile Explorer 117

Development of and Activities for Your One-to-Three-Year-Old

Your Walker and Talker 139

Development of and Activities for the Three-to-Five-Year-Old

Special Considerations 159

There Is No Such Thing as a Lazy Child 161

How Low Muscle Tone Affects Development

Appreciating Prematurity 167

The Premature Baby’s Special Development

Sensory Processing Disorders 181

Manifestations and Guidelines

The Most Commonly Seen Orthopedic

Conditions in Pediatrics
191

Acknowledgments 199

Source Materials 201

Additional Readings 213

Helpful Organizations 219

Index 221

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