What should a 2 month old baby be doing when it comes to motor skills? What should baby motor skills look like in a typically developing child? This footage shows a comparison of typical and atypical development for a 2 month old baby. See the difference in their physical development in these side-by-side clips. Looking at baby in multiple positions is helpful in the early detection of motor delays.
Watch this video to see the eight positions healthcare providers use to determine if intervention is needed and what parents can look for in their baby’s development.
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Each year, 1 in 40 children in the United States is born with an early motor delay, and an estimated 400,000 children are born at-risk for a delay. When healthcare providers know what to look for, they are better equipped to recognize the subtle signs of a delay in infants as young as 2 months of age, giving them the opportunity to receive early intervention services and thereby reach their fullest potential.
We encourage you to use Pathways.org resources as a guide to identify potential early motor delays at each well-child visit.
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00:22 Typical and atypical supine
01:19 Typical and atypical side-lying
02:11 Typical and atypical prone
03:28 Typical and atypical pull to sit
04:17 Typical and atypical sitting
05:01 Typical and atypical horizontal suspension
05:39 Typical and atypical protective extension
06:22 Typical and atypical standing
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