Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

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Parent Coffee: Motor Milestones in the First Year

Thursday, March 16, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Edlavitch DCJCC

Led by Shawn Leis of Little Feet Therapy

Little Feet LogoJoin us for coffee, the company of other new parents, and a relaxed conversation about purposeful play and how to help your little one reach their motor milestones. Shawn Leis, pediatric physical therapist and founder of Little Feet Therapy, will discuss purposeful play positions to encourage your child to reach their motor milestones, when these milestones should be reached, and when to reach out to a medical professional for additional assistance. Bring your questions – we’ll spend a lot of time talking through participants’ specific situations. Babies warmly welcomed!

About Shawn Leis: Shawn is the owner and physical therapist at Little Feet Physical Therapy. With over 15 years experience, she is a graduate of Saint Louis University with a Masters in Physical Therapy. After starting Little Feet Therapy in Charlotte, NC in 2019 with a mission to bring family, and child first, therapy to the community she now resides and practices in Washington, DC. She brings a play-based and patient centered approach to each session and enjoys working with families to provide the best individualized care for each child. Shawn will meet your child where they are and work with them to be where you/they want to be. Shawn specializes in working with children as young as 2 months old with diagnoses of torticollis, developmental delays, developmental coordination disorder, hypotonia, cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome, ASD, SPD and various genetic disorders to name a few. She is a certified in Therapeutic Listening and has had additional training in early intervention, sensory integration, torticollis, kinesio tape, and ADHD management. In her free time she enjoys spending time cooking, crafting, doing yoga, running, hiking, or just hanging out outside with her husband and their dog Zeke.

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