Learning How To Crawl
by Cathy Nnadi
(Port Harcourt, Nigeria)
Your website is a godsend. I've really learned so much from it. My son who is two, was recently diagnosed with global developmental delay. He is also being treated for nocturnal seizures with Tegretol. I don't live in the USA but he is enrolled at a special school for autistic kids. After being assesed they don't think he has autism. I've gone through your checklist and his biggest problem is vestibular with low muscle tone and poor coordination.
My question... how do I encourage him to crawl with the army pattern and cross pattern crawl? He's never crawled properly, he just bunny hops. He walks with a wide based gait and frequently flops to the ground. From what i've learned he needs to go back and learn to crawl properly. Please if anyone has had a similar problem, I'd like to hear from them.