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Contact us if your child experiences 2 or more problems outlined in the lists below to discuss how we can help.

 

 

Pre-Schooler’s Checklist

  • Frequently says “I can’t” or “I won’t”.
  • Tires easily.
  • Falls frequently or bumps into furniture/people.
  • Avoids painting, pasting or playdough activities.
  • Avoids sand and/or water play.
  • Has trouble with or avoids drawing, colouring, cutting, or doing puzzles.
  • Breaks toys or crayons easily.
  • Is overly active or unable to slow down.
  • Avoids jumping, swinging or having feet off the ground.
  • Appears clumsy or awkward when running, skipping, hopping, etc.
  • Over-reacts to touch, taste, sounds or odours.
  • Avoids playground activities (e.g. Slides and climbing frames).
  • Has trouble making friends the same age.
  • Has trouble socialising with peer group.
  • Prefers to play with adults rather than peers.
  • Prefers to lead rather than follow others in play.
  • Starts many tasks but finishes few.

School Children’s Checklist

  • Needs more practice than other children to learn new skills.
  • Reverses letters (after year 2).
  • Has messy writing.
  • Writes very slowly in comparison with peers.
  • Dislikes handwriting.
  • Pencil grip causes pain or fatigue.
  • Is unable to dress self without help.
  • Has poor organisational skills.
  • Slumps at desk or tires easily.
  • Has trouble paying attention.
  • Has trouble following instructions / routines.
  • Has trouble with or avoids drawing, colouring, cutting.
  • Is overly active or unable to slow down.
  • Avoids jumping, swinging or having feet off the ground.
  • Appears clumsy or awkward when running, skipping, hopping, etc.
  • Dislikes or struggles with ball games.
  • Over-reacts to touch, taste, sounds or odours.
  • Avoids sporting activities.
  • Has trouble making friends the same age.
  • Has trouble socialising with peers.
  • Has trouble understanding other’s perspective.
  • Frequently says “I can’t” or “I won’t”.