Which therapist should evaluate my child?

An Occupational Therapist should evaluate your child if you can answer yes to one or more of the following questions:

Does your child have difficulty and/or avoid dressing himself, feeding himself, brushing his teeth, or manipulating clothing fasteners?

Does your child have difficulty and/or avoid  manipulating small objects using a pinch grasp, opening closing containers, holding a pencil or crayon?

Does you child have difficulty and/or avoid coloring within the lines, drawing shapes or  pictures, and writing?

Does your child have difficulty forming letters, spacing between the lines, or keeping writing on the lines?

Is your child overwhelmed and/or has behavioral outbursts associated with loud, crowded or noisy places?

Is your child a severely picky eater who avoids or has aversions to certain textures, tastes, and/or smells of food?

Does your child refuse to wear certain types or fabrics of clothing or hate tags on clothing?

Does your child have frequent behavioral outbursts associated with completing activities of daily living such as taking a bath, brushing his teeth, getting dressed, eating meals, going to school assemblies, etc?

Does your child seem constantly (interfering with ability to participate in all activities) over active or always seeking sensory input such as constant touching others, singing and/or humming, crashing and banging his body around, etc?

Is your child slow to warm-up to new places and situations, is inflexible and/or has meltdowns over changes in routine?

A Physical Therapist should evaluate your child if you answer yes to one or more of the following questions:

Is your child not meeting his developmental milestones such as sitting, crawling, walking, running, climbing stairs, etc?

Does your child have difficulty throwing or catching a ball, climbing playground equipment, and jumping?

Does your child appear excessively clumsy or weak compared to same age peers?

Does your child appear to have excessive difficulty coordinating movements or difficulty with balance as compared to peers?

Does your child have an orthopedic or neurological impairment impacting movement?

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