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Understanding and Encouraging Your Child’s Development of Motor Skills: A Conversation with Dr. Michael Wade

photo of development of motor skills ME guest, Dr. Michael WadeIs your child a late walker or still struggling to find his balance on a bike while his friends ride by? Does your first-grader have trouble printing her name clearly? Or do you worry that your premature baby may never keep up on the sports field? Dr. Michael Wade, professor of Kinesiology in the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development, brings useful information and words of encouragement to his conversation with Marti & Erin, clarifying how to know if your child’s motor skills warrant assessment or intervention. We are grateful to Minnesota Help Me Grow for their sponsorship of this week’s episode of Mom Enough.


Have you had concerns about the timing or quality of your child’s development of motor skills, such as walking, ball skills, drawing or general coordination? What did you hear in this Mom Enough discussion that was helpful or encouraging?


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  1. Caroline McGuire on April 21, 2017

    I just wanted to let you know how much I love and appreciate this segment 😉

    Mike Wade is my dad. My little girl, his granddaughter, is the one who uses EI services.

    I cannot say enough positive things about Help Me Grow and the Early Intervention Services we have received through Bloomington Public Schools. Specifically the staff and therapists at Southwood in Bloomington.

    Thank you for bringing awareness to the availability of EI Services. It has been immensely helpful and instrumental in my daughter’s ability to progress. My daughter is doing really, really well and I truly believe it’s because we received the help we needed very early on.