ERIC Number: ED312849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Positioning and Care of the Low-Tone Child.
The brochure offers guidelines on the everyday care and handling of infants with low muscle tone, in order that positioning, carrying, and other daily activities can be done in ways that will enhance the development of the child and prevent abnormal postures and patterns of movement. Proper positioning in the prone, supine, side lying, and sitting positions can help prevent abnormal postures and give the infant the opportunity to strengthen different groups of muscles. Carrying involves providing adequate support for head and trunk. Other routine daily activities which provide opportunities to improve the child's strength and development occur during dressing, feeding, and bathing. (JDD)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Human Posture, Infants, Motor Development, Motor Reactions, Physical Disabilities, Physical Therapy
Therapy Skill Builders, Communication Skill Builders, 3830 E. Bellevue, P.O. Box 42050, Tucson, AZ 85733 ($12.50 for a package of 10, Catalog No. 4161--Item #6639.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A