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How does a First Step diagnosis differ from other diagnostic methods?

How does a First Step diagnosis differ from other diagnostic methods?

We’re often asked about the differences between the First Step diagnostic method and other diagnoses – particularly physical therapy. Do bear in mind that parents need to choose the method that’s most appropriate for them. Also, the differences noted here do not rule out other diagnostic methods, and are intended to highlight First Step’s specific, […]

What happens following a First Step diagnosis?

What happens following a First Step diagnosis?

 We may recommend taking part in a workshop for developmental support. Some babies’ diagnoses show that they need continuing work in a developmental aspect. This can be provided in a group structure, and that framework is often preferable for them. We may recommend taking private lessons. We may recommend participation in five to ten private […]

What does a private lesson in the First Step method consist of?

What does a private lesson in the First Step method consist of?

The lesson must be an enjoyable process, in which most of the learning takes place through play, in optimal conditions for learning. Private lessons are individual meetings – where the participants are the parents, the baby, and the instructor. It’s a learning experience, and that’s why we call it a lesson. What does a private […]

Home Exercise for Parents and Babies

Home Exercise for Parents and Babies

How long should parents practice the home exercises? We recommend practicing at least once a day for 15 to 30 minutes, and the minimum for effective practice is three times a week. In fact you can practice without restriction, as long as baby cooperates and is having fun. While there’s no such thing as “too […]

Developmental delays at age 6 – 9 months

Developmental delays at age 6 – 9 months

Skipping over the stage of tummy crawling (Indian crawling). At First Step we believe this should be checked. We believe that when this type of crawling does not happen, it reduces the prospects for good coordination between the limbs and the body’s midline. It also injures the connection between the motoric and sensory systems that […]

Developmental delays at age 9 – 12 months

Developmental delays at age 9 – 12 months

Baby doesn’t stand on his hands and knees, doesn’t sit down or stand up. Baby hasn’t crawled on his tummy so far, and starts crawling on hands and knees without progressing through Indian crawl. Baby doesn’t sit unassisted by age 10 months. ommunication problems: exaggerated anxiety about strangers, difficulty in creating eye contact, exaggerated alarm […]

First Step Workshops – From 9 To 12 months

is everything really fine? Your nine-month-old baby should already perform some important developmental tasks, such as sitting up, crawling – or getting ready to crawl, grasping an object, and so on. The workshop aimed at this age-group checks whether all developmental goals have been properly completed and acquired – and also offers guidelines to complete […]

First Step Workshops – From 6 to 9 months

First Step Workshops – From 6 to 9 months

the challenge of development This workshop welcomes you and your baby at a stage of highly significant developmental functions: rolling over completely, raising the bottom, first attempts at crawling, stomach slithering – up to full crawling. Unlike the previous workshop, where we focused on preparing for the milestones, in this one the milestones should happen. […]