Child Development

Preventive Healthcare for Babies Research Study

 

Qualifications: Pregnant women due to give birth in the next three months or have given birth since  June 1, 2011.

Background: According to the U.S. Government, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) now affects 1 in 10 children; autism affects 1 in 110 children; and 500,000 babies are born premature annually, according to the March of Dimes. Early births often lead to developmental delays.

Not one mother expected any of these diagnoses when they gave birth. Yet, those mothers are spending thousands of dollars each year medicating and treating their children.

This study takes a look at the belief that a sensory integration diet given to children during their developmental years, especially in the earliest days of the child’s life, can have a positive influence on these troubling diagnoses.

The theory of this study is that mothers, who spend at least 15-30 minutes with their child three times a day, conducting activities and exercises found in the Advance My Baby manual, will face a lesser chance of their child suffering from these issues.

How the study works: With the purchase of the Advance My Baby manual ($49.95) mothers will be provided free on-line assessments every three months for the first three years of the child’s life ($600 value). The Assessment will measure the child’s skills in six developmental categories: gross motor skill; fine motor skill; cognitive; language; self care; and social/emotional behavior.  Mothers are asked to participate in the activities and exercises found in the Advance My Baby manual and to record their actions in a Home Checklist provided at the end of each chapter.

As part of this study, mothers will have the ability to help their child reach their full potential and be given early detection mechanisms
if any developmental delays do occur.

Responsibilities: Mothers will communicate with the Advance My Baby staff on a quarterly basis, provide results of the Home Checklist and answer additional online survey questions.

Expected results: Fully developed children that reach their full potential  and research findings that will  benefit all babies born.

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