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How do I know if my 0-3 child needs occupational therapy services?

Please print out this list and check off any of the areas that are applicable to your child. If you check 3 or more problems, occupational therapy services may be warranted. Please contact Springboard Therapy via email from this site and a therapist will get back to you within 1-2 business days.

  1. checkboxMuscle tone seems poor/ flaccid
  2. checkboxWhen child is picked up they don't brace themselves, feels like dead weight
  3. checkboxDifficulty consoling self, unusually fussy
  4. checkboxUnable to bring hands together and bang toys
  5. checkboxSlow to roll over, creep, sit or stand
  6. checkboxDoes not want to explore environment
  7. checkboxDifficulty babbling
  8. checkboxCries or becomes tense when moved through space (like airplane)
  9. checkboxFrequent fisting of hands after 6 months of age
  10. checkboxDislikes baths or waterplay
  11. checkboxDoes not choose age appropriate toys
  12. checkboxResists being held, is squirmy when cuddled too long, does not settle with touch
  13. checkboxSucking difficulties
  14. checkboxOverly active, seeks excessive movement
  15. checkboxUnable to settle down, sleep difficulties
  16. checkboxAnxious or cries if child cannot see parent

*Adapted from OTA Watertown with permission (2005)