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Signs Your Child Might Need Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Some children have trouble mastering the skill sets that are needed for day-to-day activities at home, school, or in the community. If you think your child experiences difficulties in the areas outlined below, don’t hesitate to contact our pediatric occupational therapist.

Fine Motor Skills

⦿ Poor Handwriting (Print or Cursive)

⦿ Poor Spacing and Letter Placement

⦿ Reversals of Letters, Numbers, or Words

⦿ Problems With Fasteners (Snaps, Buttons, and Zippers)

⦿ Unable to Tie Shoelaces

⦿ Difficulty Manipulating Scissors, Toys, Supplies, and Cutlery

Social and Emotional Skills

⦿ Anxiety

⦿ No Calming Skills

⦿ Worries Often

⦿ Poor Coping Skills With Family or Peers

⦿ Poor Impulse Control

⦿ Poor Play Skills


⦿ No Hand Dominance or Crossing Midline

⦿ Left and Right Confusion

⦿ Delayed Developmental Milestones

⦿ Poor Visual Tracking or Visual-Motor Coordination

Sensory Processing

⦿ Picky Eater

⦿ Always Moving

⦿ Easily Upset With Noise or When Bumped

⦿ Touches Everything

⦿ Trouble Sleeping

⦿ Doesn’t Tolerate Change