"Tummy Time" is an Early Intervention Program for infants birth - 12 months old. This weekly, two-hour, family-focused program is designed to provide parents and caregivers with the tools and guidance they need to optimize their infant’s development. Individualized suggestions for therapeutic interventions which enrich daily routines are provided to all participating families. Parents will receive periodic consultation from a physical therapist, an occupational therapist professional. Play-based activities focus on enhancing sensorimotor development, stimulating growth in all areas – including gross motor, fine motor, feeding, visual development, sensory processing, cognition, adaptive, social emotional and communication. Parent education and support is integrated into play sessions.
The Goal of the program is to provided opportunity to families to access information and services at no cost that may enhance their child's developmental experience.
The program is structured to address general development, as well as specific targeted goals.
Addressing items such as oral motor, feeding, bonding, movement, as well as caring for my new baby.
Our hope is to support new parents with questions, or concerns. To provide an opportunity to team with other parents facing the same questions and concerns.
To provide an environment where important information can be discussed and understood.
Tummy Time Birth-12 months
Play is how infants understand the world around them, and Tummy Time is the best way to build the strength and coordination needed to roll over, crawl, and reach. Since it is advised that babies lay on their backs to sleep and spend so much time in this position, parents are encouraged to work Tummy Time into their baby’s routine to help develop the neck and back muscles.
A month by month guide on what your child should be doing on his tummy the first year of life.
Pediatric therapy practitioners promote participation of all children and their families in everyday activities or occupations, including tummy time, to facilitate development.