to Look For
Indicators can be subtle, like having difficulty with puzzle pieces
or buttons. In other cases, the need for therapy is more obvious,
like when a child avoids using one side of the body or an awkward
Here's a brief
list of indicators that may alert you to the need for professional
- Difficulty with gross or fine motor skills.
- Difficulty with eye-hand coordination.
- Balance problems.
- Decreased strength or endurance.
- Activity level that is unusually high or low.
- Late establishment of hand preference.
- Difficulty with coloring or writing.
- Trouble dressing or using fasteners.
- Difficulty with eating or feeding.
- Over or under reaction to touch, movement, or noises.
- Need for orthotics.