Child Development Blog: Two Months & Two Years

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Check this blog out every month to see if your child’s development is where it should be. If you have any questions about your child development please contact us and we will provide you and your family with the answers you need.

TWO MONTHS: At two months, a child’s movements should be much more fluid then last months. A child begins to develop cues that tell parents what they are interested or uninterested in. The ability to smile develops between the second and third months, so get ready for some heartwarming smiles this next month!

TWO YEARS: Two-year-olds enjoy using their senses and motor skills to explore the world and are highly curious about unfamiliar objects, events and phenomena. They can solve simple problems with the “trial and error” method and will practice an activity many times to master it. Children this age also pretend more during play, using familiar objects and situations to process their daily experiences.

In March we will go over where your child should be at ages three months and three years old. Make sure that you check your child’s development every month!

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Child Development Blog: One Month & One Year

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As an effort to help parents monitor their child’s development, A Step Ahead Pediatric Therapy will have a monthly Child Development Blog. Check the blog every month to see if your child’s development is where it should be. If you have any questions about your child development please contact us and we will provide you and your family with the answers you need.

ONE MONTH: At one month a baby should be moving their head from side to side, blinking at bright lights, bringing their hands to their face and responding to loud noises.

ONE YEAR: At one year a child should be triple their birth weight, crawl well, bang objects together, dance to music and gain attachment to objects like a favorite toy or blanket.

Look out in February to find out the next stages of development at month two and year two of a child’s life.

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A Step Ahead Holiday Coloring Contest To Win $25 to Toys “R” Us™

A Step Ahead Pediatric Therapy, a comprehensive pediatric rehabilitation practice based in Northern Kentucky, will host a coloring contest to help local families gear up for the holidays.

The contest is open to children age 12 and younger, and is divided into three divisions: ages four and under, ages five to eight and ages nine to 12. One winner in each division will receive a $25 gift card to Toys “R” Us™. Family and friends can vote for their favorite picture by “liking” that picture on the A Step Ahead Pediatric Therapy Facebook page between December 20th and December 22nd. The winners will then be announced December 23rd on the A Step Ahead Facebook page.

“We want to create a tradition that is fun and kid-friendly,” says Daniel Cross, owner and managing therapist at A Step Ahead. “Our goal is to create a tradition that our patients, families and neighbors can look forward to throughout the year. A coloring contest is a natural choice. The contest is easy to enter, with a fantastic prize appropriate for a child, and it’s simple enough that children of all skill levels can participate.”

 For complete contest rules and a list of local businesses where you can pick up a coloring sheet, visit www.astepaheadpt.wordpress.com.

For more information about A Step Ahead visit www.AStepAheadPT.com or get engaged on Facebook at keyword A Step Ahead.

 

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Early detection for autism can significantly impact your child’s life

Early detection for autism can significantly impact your child’s life.

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Help your child with Asperger’s disorder at home to help them grow

Help your child with Asperger’s disorder at home to help them grow.

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Northern Kentucky Pediatric Therapist Featured as Industry Expert

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A recognized leader in pediatric rehabilitation, Daniel Cross delivers a positive, therapeutic experience through expertise, flexibility and patient centered care at A Step Ahead Pediatric Therapy. As president and managing therapist at A Step Ahead, Cross provides therapeutic services to the patients as well as manages
daily operations of the practice.

Six years ago, the company that Cross’ son received occupational therapy from, ended their program. Cross was unable to find a program that had availability and the desire to serve the pediatric population. At this time, Cross saw a need and an opportunity to further utilize his 10+ years of pediatric therapy experience by opening his own practice that concentrated solely on providing quality pediatric rehabilitation services to children with developmental needs in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati.

Cross has since expanded his services to surrounding areas, growing both his staff and patients. He has a true passion for helping families learn, grow and achieve milestones and positively showcases his leadership for his community through the success and growth of A Step Ahead Pediatric Therapy.

Cross has spent the last sixteen years working in the pediatric therapy field in a variety of settings including early intervention, office based and school setting. His career includes leadership roles at HealthSouth, Inc., Therapist’s Unlimited, Trihealth, Inc., and Cardinal Hill of Northern, KY.

Cross holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Vermont and maintains an active membership in the Down Syndrome Group of Greater Cincinnati, Cub Scout Pack 808 Independence, KY, Kentucky Amateur Baseball Association and Families with Autism Society.

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NKY Pediatric Therapy Center Featured on Cincinnati’s Fox 19

Click the link below to view the video clip.

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