Why Stand? 

When development is unhindered, children start pulling themselves to a standing posture from as early as nine months old. However, when children display a delay in their development, through a known cause or for an unknown reason which prevents them from weight bearing independently, this developmental progression may not take place or skills already gained may be lost. Whilst independent standing may not be achievable, there are a range of benefits to supported standing.

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When development is unhindered, children start pulling themselves to a standing posture from as early as nine months old. This naturally progresses to cruising along furniture, then walking with hands held, to independent walking from approximately 12 months old. The ultimate goal is being able to move from one place to another at will, and achieve all the day-to-day play, selfcare and school or work activities that are still to be learned. When development is seamless, we take this progression for granted, and don’t stop to think how important the upright posture is.

However, when children display a delay in their development, through a known cause (such as Cerebral Palsy (CP), Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida, Downs Syndrome etc) or for an unknown reason which prevents them from weight bearing independently, this developmental progression may not take place or skills already gained may be lost. 

Independent standing may not ultimately be achievable. However, children should be given the opportunity to be in a standing position using specially-designed standing frames, so that they can benefit from the many positive effects of standing.

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