You may wish to seek advice or assessment if your child is experiencing difficulties in the following areas-
Attention and concentration- sitting still in class, fidgety, learning difficulties, always on the move, impulsive and distractible, starting and completing tasks, listening and following instructions
Fine- motor skills- handwriting, drawing, cutting with scissors, fatigues easily when doing fine motor tasks
Gross motor skills- frequent falls, climbing stairs, ball skills, playing on equipment, carrying out physical tasks, poor posture and endurance, delay in developing motor milestones
Sensory Processing issues- frequently seeking movement and touch, overly sensitive or emotional to sensory input, difficulty coping with noise, overwhelmed in the classroom and community
Independence skills- dressing, toilet-training, using cutlery for mealtimes, grooming and brushing teeth
Challenging behaviours- regulating emotions and behaviours to participate in activities, remaining calm, accepting changes in routine.
Play and social skills- engaging with others in play, playing appropriately with toys, turn-taking, sharing, working in a group, extending interests in other areas
How can OT help your child?