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September 2, 2016

Occupational Therapy & Developmental Milestones (7-9 months old)

Occupational Therapy & Developmental Milestones (7-9 months old)

Visual/Fine Motor Skills:

  • Continues to put toys in mouth
  • Examines toys by transferring them from hand to hand
  • Begins to bang toys
  • May accidentally pull toys apart
  • Begins to imitate simple movements
  • Uncovers toy hidden under towel
  • Can oppose thumb for grasp of objects

Self Help Skills:

  • Begins to try and finger feed

Suggested Toys/Activities:

  • blocks
  • ring stack
  • balls
  • pop-up toys
  • nesting cups
  • peek-a-boo
  • pat-a-cake
  • squeaky toys

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