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Child Milestones: Reflexes and Motor Development (9-10 months)

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Child Milestones: Reflexes and Motor Development (9-10 months)

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The ages of 9 and 10 months are active and transformative during a child's motor development and realization of milestones. The child is mobile, pulling to stand at various supports, and beginning to explore higher levels of his or her surroundings to facilitate surges in fine motor and cognitive skills. This lecture continues the journey of infant motor milestones by discussing the transitional skills from 8 to 9 months followed by introducing the 9- and 10-month-old motor skills.

A brief theoretical overview of the effect of MNRI® oral-facial reflex integration exercises to coordinate the process of sucking, swallowing, and breathing, and next to stimulate the modulation of vocalization, and development of articulation, and language development in babies at this age and older children who are non-verbal also is explored.
Due to the nature of the highly sensitive and optimally reactive period for the expression of infant reflexes during the first year of life, these months becomes the ultimate time frame to form the best coherence for sensory-motor coordination; voice modulation; articulation, and speech and language production; and overall neurodevelopment. Whether we are working with neurotypical babies or babies with challenges, the early intervention using MNRI® techniques will provide the best chance to change an abnormal developmental trajectory or to optimize protection and strengthening of the nervous system.
 
Lecturers:

Dr. Svetlana Masgutova, MNRI® Instructor and Creator 

Laurie Longest, MS, PT, MNRI® Instructor and Core Specialist 

Diane Whiteside, PT, MNRI® Instructor and Core Specialist