Occupational Therapy Preschool Screening Checklist- FREE
The best pediatric practitioners know how to make OT sessions fun, because all of the “work” happens through play. The primary goal of Occupational Therapy is to find ways to help your child be more successful, so if you think there’s a problem, my advice to you is…
If you find that your child is experiencing a few of the challenges outlined below, at home or preschool, then it’s important to have your child assessed and bring up your concerns with your child’s primary care provider or pediatrician. This is especially important to prevent further delays in development and if your child tends to avoid certain activities or lacks confidence. Keep in mind, that doctors are typically screening for whether your child is medically healthy when they do their medical check ups. Developmental skills such as attention, behavior, motor coordination, sensory processing and play skills are sometimes overlooked, so be sure to bring up your concerns with the doctor.
And remember, follow your gut! Even if other’s don’t agree with you, you know your child best. It’s important to be your child’s best advocate if your child needs a developmental boost!
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY
- Says “I can’t” or “I won’t” to age appropriate activities
- Needs more practice than other children to learn new skills
- Clumsy, falls frequently
- Low muscle tone; seems weak or floppy
- Bumps into furniture or people, has trouble judging body in relation to space around him/her
- Dislikes coloring in lines, doing puzzles or cutting with scissors
- Overly active, unable to slow down
- Short attention span. Moves quickly from one toy to another.
- Delayed language development
- Difficulty self-calming
- Doesn’t notice or over-reacts to touch, taste, sounds, or smells
- Dislikes bathing, cuddling, or haircuts
- Very picky eater. Eliminates eating whole food groups.
- Has difficulty handling unexpected changes and transitions
- Difficulty following 1 to 2 step directions
- Avoids playground activities. Prefers sedentary play.
- Does not enjoy jumping, swings or having feet off the ground
- Finds it difficult to make friends with children of the same age.
- Prefers to play with adults or younger children rather than peers
- Easily frustrated or lacks of confidence to try new things
If you’re a parent and ready for this next step, I encourage you to contact your home school, ask your pediatrician for local referrals or come visit us at Stepping Stones Therapy Network in Bellevue, WA!
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