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January 30, 2016

For children who know their alphabet, this is a good activity.  Only the letter I is straight up and down so all the other letters will get some eversion.   I have a whole set of alphabet letters. We go through each one letter by letter. Usually the child can simply do...

January 24, 2016



I work on back extension by having the child lean down to the floor and return to upright standing even if the child is unable to do this independently. I may accomplish this the way it is pictured but often, I use a long bench and have the child sit on the end of th...

January 24, 2016


Want to knock down some blocks?  YES! Who doesn’t?  This is the same activity as the unilateral one, but now I am requesting abduction of both legs, either simultaneously or sequentially.  Sometimes I prop the child’s head up with a pillow so he can see better, but us...

January 24, 2016


Most children (not the gravitationally insecure but most of the rest) love to climb.I have an angle adjustable climbing wall in my room (not pictured here) that I love.So do the kids.Dorsiflexion is not required in climbing…but it sure makes it easier.On playgr...

January 17, 2016




This is a nice exercise to get unilateral upper extremity weight bearing with trunk rotation.Other than provide trunk support, to make this easier, I may put the toy that is being picked up on a 4” or similar bench to decrease the effect of gravity.I frequently have...

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