Occupational Therapy For Kids

At STRIVE Therapy, we see children with diagnoses including, but not limited to:

  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Developmental Delays
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Fine or Gross Motor Difficulties
  • Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties
  • Down Syndrome
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Development Milestones

The following milestones are average ages that a child would be able to complete a specific task. If you have concerns about your child’s development, consult your pediatrician. An occupational therapy evaluation may be appropriate.

6 month:

  • Transfers an object from hand to hand.
  • Reaches out and grasps an object.
  • Rolls over both directions (back to stomach and stomach to back)

12 month:

  • Picks up small objects with thumb and index finger.
  • Self feeds using hands.
  • Walks with hand held.

18 months:

  • Assists with feeding self using a spoon.
  • Can scribble on paper(may grasp crayon with whole hand)
  • Walks up stairs with support from wall or railing.
  • Throws and kicks a ball.

2 years:

  • Can turn pages of a book one at a time.
  • Begins to imitate lines when drawing.
  • Snips with scissors.
  • Takes coat off when unfastened.
  • Runs and jumps.
  • Imitates an adult in play.

2 1/2 years:

  • Holds pencil with fingers
  • Can string large beads.
  • Puts coat on (not including fastening).
  • Goes up and down stairs independently.

3 years:

  • Can build a tower of 10 small blocks.
  • Makes continuous cuts with a scissors.
  • Independently feeds self using utensils.
  • Independent with clothing, without fasteners.
  • Rides a tricycle and hops on one foot.

4 years:

  • Copies cross (+), diagonal (/) and square shapes.
  • Zips coat, puts on socks and shoes.
  • Skips
  • Engages in elaborate pretend play.

5 years:

  • Copies a triangle and draws a person with 6 or more identifiable body parts.
  • Jumps over a 10 inch hurdle.
  • Dresses self; minimal help with fasteners.
  • Hand dominance emerging.
  • Prints own first name.

At STRIVE Therapy, we see children with diagnoses including, but not limited to:

  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Developmental Delays
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Fine or Gross Motor Difficulties
  • Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties
  • Down Syndrome
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome