Head Lag Infant Development Episode 41

In this episode, I talk about head lag in infant development.  Head lag is where you pull the infant to a sitting position and watch to see if their head lags behind or lifts along with their body.  I discuss potential red flags with head lag.

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Typical pull to sit:
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Typical and Atypical pull to sit head lag:
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Research Study:
Flanagan, Joanne E., et al. “Head Lag in Infants at Risk for Autism: A Preliminary Study.” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 Sept. 2012, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1851612&resultClick=3. Accessed 25 Sept. 2017.

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Infant Bright Starts Floor Mirror

Perfect for encouraging infants to lift their head up during tummy time to strengthen their head and neck muscles!  Great for social play, language, and cognition too!