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September 12, 2016

Occupational Therapy & Developmental Milestones (Preschoolers)

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Occupational Therapy & Developmental Milestones (Preschoolers)

Visual/Fine Motor Skills:

  • Begins to manipulate wind-up toys
  • Cuts a long straight line within 1/2″ of the line
  • Begins to draw a cross and square
  • Enjoys tracing simple lines and designs
  • Begins to cut circles
  • Names all basic body parts

Self Help Skills:

  • Uses fork for solids and spoon for liquids
  • Pours from a pitcher
  • Drinks through a straw
  • Removes clothes completely
  • Puts on socks and shoes
  • Can lace 2/3 holes of shoe (laces usually don’t cross)
  • Washes and dries hands with only a little help

Suggested Toys/Activities:

  • crayons
  • paper
  • scissors
  • blocks
  • simple puzzles
  • pouring and scooping activities
  • lacing cards
  • pegs
  • wind up toys

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