This is AN UNIQUE handout intended for parents, caregivers, teachers, paraprofessionals, and others to understand the motor milestones. This handout has 34 milestones in the actual number / age that this milestone occurs with a clipart picture. It then has a list on the side which each milestone listed. This is research and evidence based.
This can be given as a handout during evaluations, screenings or for early intervention. This is a nice tool for OT students as well. This can be used for other professionals as well (speech language pathology, SLP , developmental therapist DT , physical therapist PT, social work SW , school counselor). This is a tool to help educate people on if a child is close to visual motor, fine motor and self help milestones. This includes a variety of milestones such as scissor skills, pre-writing strokes, block designs, block towers, taking off socks, zippers, taking off pants, copying a circle, copying a cross, imitation, buttoning and beading.
You can print this double sided or for a permanent copy, print double sided and laminate.
Note: This is not an inclusive list of skills. Not all children develop at the same rate. Please talk to your pediatrician or occupational therapist if you have concerns.
I am a school occupational therapist who has a doctorate in occupational therapy. I work closely with special education and general education staff adapting material. This is where I get my inspiration for this material.
DISCLAIMER: By using this, you agree that this activity is not intended to replace the advice of a physician or occupational therapist. Information provided should not be used for diagnostic or training purposes. Please speak with your physician or OT if you have questions. Stop any activity if you are unsure about a child’s reaction or ability.