#204 - Why is Crawling a Beneficial Milestone For Most Children?

by Jessica Hill, COTA/L & Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC May 18, 2022

#204 - Why is Crawling a Beneficial Milestone For Most Children?

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Why is Crawling a Beneficial Milestone For Most Children?

From a pediatric occupational therapy perspective, crawling is a very important milestone for MOST children. This is today’s topic and we encourage you to think outside the box, dive into the research, and remember that everyone’s experience is unique. 

Make sure you check out all the links below! 

Links

Introduction to SPD 1 Hour Training

Primitive Reflex Digital Course

Harkla YouTube Channel

Harkla Website 

Harkla Instagram

All Things Sensory Podcast Instagram 

Ep. 100-104: Primitive Reflex Series

Ep. 149: The Palmar Grasp Reflex

Ep. 176: Everything You Need to Know About Neuroplasticity 

Blog: Why Crawling is a Milestone Your Baby Should Meet

Research

Measurement and Analysis of Human Infant Crawling for Rehabilitation: A Narrative Review

Crawling is associated with more flexible memory retrieval by 9-month-old infants

Crawling and Walking Infants See the World Differently

Effect of crawling exercise with wrist-hand orthosis in upper limb after stroke

 

BORING, BUT NECESSARY LEGAL DISCLAIMERS

While we make every effort to share correct information, we are still learning. We will double check all of our facts but realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art. One doctor / therapist may have a different way of doing things from another. We are simply presenting our views and opinions on how to address common sensory challenges, health related difficulties and what we have found to be beneficial that will be as evidenced based as possible. By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or your children. Consult your child’s pediatrician/ therapist for any medical issues that he or she may be having. This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast. Under no circumstances shall Rachel Harrington, Harkla, Jessica Hill, or any guests or contributors to the podcast, as well as any employees, associates, or affiliates of Harkla, be responsible for damages arising from use of the podcast.

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Jessica Hill, COTA/L & Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC
Jessica Hill, COTA/L & Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC

Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC and Jessica Hill, COTA/L both Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA). They have been working with children for over 6 years in outpatient settings. Rachel and Jessica specialize in creating easy-to-digest, actionable content that families can use to help their child's progress at home. Rachel and Jessica are the in-house experts, content creators, and podcast hosts at Harkla! To learn more about Rachel and Jessica, visit the Harkla About Us Page. Make sure to listen to their weekly podcast, All Things Sensory by Harkla for actionable, fun advice on child development.


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