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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Joanne E. | 2004/11/02

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midline crossing

My child had his first speech therapy session yesterday, she recommended OT as he is not crossing midline - is this at all related to dyslexia? He is three and was 8 weeks prem.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Midline crossing is a milestone that is sometimes related to language development, but I am not an expert in the field and a child developmental OT will probably give you the best advice.

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Posted by: Purple | 2004/11/02

I asked as I have a small baby and have been reading up on all the dangers of not crawling. Problems with fine motor coordination, telling left from right, hand eye coordination etc. A friend mentioned to me that I shouldn't stress so much, as my baby was passing things from hand to hand, meaning that he could cross his mid line, also, that he could follow an object in an arc from one side to the other at 5 weeks of age, which also showed that he was crossing his midline.

So, I just wanted to know if your child had crawled or not, as presumably then this was why he was not crossing his mid line.

I can't provide any input, but I'm sure the paed will answer soon.

Reply to Purple
Posted by: Joanne E. | 2004/11/02

Yes, he did all the milestones. Why do you ask? Any input appreciated!

Reply to Joanne E.
Posted by: Purple | 2004/11/02

I can't provide any info on your question, but can I just ask,
did your child crawl as a baby?

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