TOMT for Toddlers

A work in progress
With new material being added weekly

The Plan 
The plan is to provide an analysis of all the movement tasks toddlers are expected to acquire, along with suggestions for assessment and training. 

Overview
Toddler gross motor abilities  A brief description of all the locomotor, agility and climbing tasks a toddler needs to master 

Task Oriented Movement Therapy  (TOMT)
Building the case for a principled, structured, systematic approach to early intervention one blog at a time
How the embodied infant learns through experience

Why do toddlers trip, fall and bump into things? 
And a  principled and task oriented approach to assessment and intervention

How and what toddlers learn through experience 
Importance of learning to fall well
How toddlers learn to fall without hurting themselves 

How toddlers learn about cliffs, gaps, and inclines
Learning about affordances in the environment 

Visual pickup for stepping up and down 
 

For subscribers  Read more  

New Hand activities for toddlers 
Video clips illustrating a range of activities for training hand skills 

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New Standing up, sitting down and squatting and rising to stand 
Squatting and sitting down  
Standing up from floor sitting 
Standing up and sitting down on a step
More training ideas 
Learning to bend the knees in supported standing.
Activities to train strength and balance in supported standing

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Stepping up and down 
Stepping up: task analysis  
Training stepping up

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Obstacles, gaps, uneven ground and stepping stones
Stepping over obstacles: training ideas 
Walking on a bridge: training ideas

Jumping 
Learning to jump down: analysis and training ideeas
Jumping off two feet: analysis and training ideas 


Toddler Gross Motor Tasks Checklist
Available to TOMT 0-3 subscribers 

The TGMT Checklist is a list of all the basic motor tasks a toddler should master by the age of 2-3 years.  The Checklist allows parents an overview of their toddlers' strengths and weaknesses, and identifies tasks that need to be practiced.

Each task is briefly described, goals are identified and space is provided for recording progress towards achieving each goal. 

You can download a sample TGMT Checklist please register as TOMT User  (this is free) and then click on this link: TGMT Checklist Sample PDF

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