We all know the early years are critical to development – what does this mean for practice. Well it is probably all about parent education and advocacy for health promotion. This is a role we OT’s should embrace – we know how essential early input and the environment is in shaping development of the body and brain – and the importance of ‘just right’ sensory input on the new and rapidly developing brain. Sharing resources and public education is something we can all do in schools, community centres and in our clinics… helping make a difference.
Here is a great resource to share in clinics and on websites, blogs and fb pages.
A child’s brain undergoes an amazing period of development from birth to three—producing more than a million neural connections each second.
— Read on www.zerotothree.org/espanol/brain-development