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August 31, 2016

Occupational Therapy & Developmental Milestones (4-6 months old)

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Occupational Therapy & Developmental Milestones (4-6 months old)

Visual/Fine Motor Skills:

  • Excitement (arm movement) when toy is presented
  • Plays with own hands at midline
  • Plays with rattle placed in hand
  • Begins to play with toys independently especially by putting in mouth
  • Shakes toys
  • Smiles at mirror image
  • Enjoys playing peek-a-boo
  • Plays with own feet
  • When drops toy begins to look to see where it went

Self Help Skills:

  • Holds bottle
 
Suggested Toys/Activities:
  • rattles
  • mobiles
  • busy boxes
  • mirrors
  • musical toys
  • textured toys
  • stuffed animals
  • teething toys
  • pans
  • plastic spoons

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