CHECKLISTS

Does your school age child need OT?

  Please complete this brief checklist if you have concerns in regards to your school age child’s development. Fine Motor Skills Has an awkward grip when using cutlery, pencils, scissors etc Has “shaky” hands or fingers Avoids drawing, cutting, fiddly tasks. Appears to be weak in their hands and complains of pain during colouring or…

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Does your pre-school age child need OT?

Please complete this brief checklist if you have concerns in regards to your pre-school age child’s development. Fine Motor Immature drawing skills Dislikes and avoids fine motor and table top activities Immature pencil grip Unable to write own name Poor scissor skills Generally poor performance at fine manipulative tasks Difficulty learning new fine motor tasks…

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Does your school age child need Speech Therapy?

Typical speech and language development in school aged children Choose a year level to learn about common developmental milestones and school expectations for children at that level. Suggestions for parents and caregivers – Remember, every child is unique and will reach these milestones in different ways and times. The language spoken at home and cultural…

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Does your pre-school child need Speech Therapy?

What to look for in your child’s speech and language development. These developmental norms may provide clues: Before 12 Months Cooing and babbling are early stages of speech development. As babies get older (often around 9 months), they begin to string sounds together, incorporate the different tones of speech, and say words like “mama” and…

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Gross Motor Milestones

What are Gross Motor Milestones? Your child’s ability to control movements and respond to his/her environment begins to develop even before birth. Each baby is unique and grows at his/her own rate. That is why there is a wide variety of “normal” in development. Although this is a gradual, individualised process, most babies do go…

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