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The Role of Physiotherapy for Children with Autism

In addition to the behavioural, sensory and social-emotional difficulties, many children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will also experience difficulties with their motor skills and capabilities. Children with ASD may achieve early gross motor milestones such as sitting, crawling and independent walking within the expected timeframes, but the quality of their movements may be [...]

By | 2017-04-06T14:16:14+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Autism, Disability, Motor skills|1 Comment

Down Syndrome: Early motor skill development & physiotherapy

The development of early gross motor skills, such as sitting, crawling and walking, allows an infant or child with Down Syndrome (DS) to explore their environment and interact with people around them, which is pivotal to their overall development.  However, due to the interplay between certain physical characteristics (such as low muscle tone and increased [...]

By | 2017-03-26T10:45:35+00:00 March 26th, 2017|Disability, Down Syndrome, Motor skills|0 Comments