EARLY CHILDHOOD MOVEMENT DEVELOPMENT AND FREQUENT DEVIATIONS
The PäPKi® screening sheet provides support in assessing motor skills of an infant from 0 to 12 months of age.
Active postures from the spontaneous motor skills of a child are assessed. The age division was based on the Motor Assessment of the Developing Infant (average values of 2,200 children, Piper and Darrah 1994) and the Munich functional developmental diagnostics for the first year of life (average values of 1,660 children, Hellbrügge et al. 2002).
In the PäPKi® screening sheet, the most important criteria of the individual stages of the neuromotor upright posture development process are presented in picture and keywords to check off.
The development of movement in the first year of life is particularly important!
Safely recognising predictors of specific developmental disorders of motor functions (ICD-10: F82) – The PäPKi® screening sheet provides valuable support during check-ups
Nowadays, the children in our society are more likely to show coordination deficits, behavioural problems or language difficulties than a few years ago. And the numbers are growing. One possible reason for this may be developmental imbalances, which already have their origin
in the neuromotor process of achieving upright posture from the lying position leading to the bipedal stance in the first year of life. By early diagnosis of potential predictors of specific motor function developmental disorders (ICD-10: F 82), it is often possible to direct the
development of these neurologically healthy children back into their natural physiological pathways with little effort. Thus, learned dysfunctions, resulting secondary diseases, diverse therapies and psychological stress in those affected can be avoided. The PäPKi® screening
sheet is an early detection tool for developmental disorders developed specifically for pediatric examinations U2 to U6. It provides support in the assessment of motor skills and assesses the active posture from the spontaneous motor skills of the child. Thus the actual state of
the movement development can be pointed out and the development course can be documented – helpful for paediatricians, informative for parents and easy to handle.