Parental guide to Occupational therapy intervention

In our conversations during assessments, Parents are always hesitant to admit that they did notice something ” a little off” with their child but, they weren’t certain what it was. Many parents, especially first time parents, don’t know what developmental milestones are and what to look for in a typical developing child.

Whether a child is delayed or not meeting milestones at all, signifies some concerns that should be addressed. Early intervention is key to progress and independence only if provided as soon as possible.

Here is a brief checklist that can guide parents in assessing their child’s development. This checklist is ONLY a guideline and does not serve as an evaluation or a medical document. It is recommended that parents contact their pediatrician, developmental psychologist or neurologist for further diagnostic testing and guidance.