• Was unusually fussy, difficult to console, or easily startled as an infant. Is over-sensitive to stimulation–over-reacts to touch, movement, tastes,
    sounds, or odors.

  • Has difficulty regulating sleep/wake cycle–settling for sleep, staying asleep, and waking without irritability.

  • Has difficulty with everyday activities like eating, sleeping, brushing their teeth or getting dressed.

  • Is easily overwhelmed in group situations, which may result in overexcitement, meltdowns or shutting down.

  • Can’t get “enough” sensory input: touching, squeezing, moving, bouncing or mouthing.

  • Has poor muscle tone, fatigues easily, leans on people, or slumps in a chair. Uses an inappropriate amount of force when handling objects, coloring, writing, or interacting with siblings or pets.

  • Was slow to roll over, creep, sit, stand, or walk, or to achieve other motor milestones.

  • Is clumsy, falls frequently, bumps into furniture or people, and has trouble judging position of body in relation to surrounding space.

  • Has difficulty learning new motor tasks; experiences frustration when attempting to follow instructions or sequence steps for an activity.

  • Avoids playground activities, physical education class, and/or sports.

  • Does not enjoy age-appropriate motor activities such as jumping, swinging, climbing, drawing, cutting, assembling puzzles, or writing.

  • Difficulty learning how to play or get along with other children. Difficulty with or avoids drawing, cutting, writing activities.

  • Challenges in school, including attention, organizational perception and listening skills.

Does Your Child Have Delays in Motor Skills?