Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
The Relationship Between Infant Equipment Use and Motor Milestones During the First 18 Months
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, USA
  • Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, USA
  • Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, USA
  • Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, USA
Article Information
Assistive Technology / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
The Relationship Between Infant Equipment Use and Motor Milestones During the First 18 Months
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505125. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3114
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505125. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3114
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

The influence of infant equipment (walkers, jumpers, exersaucers, high chairs, etc.) use on early motor development is unclear. The results of this study suggest that greater use of equipment during infancy is related to fewer motor behaviors that represent developmentally important milestones. OT is well positioned to provide caregivers and their infants with resources to help establish habits and routines that support motor development through occupational engagement.

Primary Author and Speaker: Bryan Gee

Contributing Authors: Hillary Swann, Nicki Aubuchon-Endsley, Michele Brumley