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December 29, 2014

Prematurity and its impact on the preschool years

Posted by: childandfamily

Consequences of a child’s premature birth can follow them into the preschool years. Skill development remains important.    

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND PHYSICAL THERAPY

Mild delays in gross motor skills make it difficult for children to keep up with peers as academic and physical demands increase.  These children may demonstrate poor safety awareness during motor activities, appear clumsy with frequent falls and display immature running, jumping, and balance skills.

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE AND SOCIAL SKILLS

kids may get behind in age-appropriate social skills, speech intelligibility or vocabulary organization and understanding of contingent behavior, i.e. consequences.

The multi-disciplinary team of pediatric therapists at Child and Family Development in Charlotte offers an array of services for children from infancy into young adulthood.