Fine and Gross Motor Development Screener (6+ Years)
The following questions are based on clinical milestone guidelines. Answering "no" to a question does not mean that your child has a fine or gross motor delay or disorder, answering "no" to many or most of the questions may mean that further evaluation or a free in-person screener at Spark Therapies may be recommended to ensure your child is developing as they should be.

After inputting your email address and name, please answer Yes or No to the following questions.
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What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapy or OT, is a form of movement therapy that helps kids who struggle with everyday fine and gross motor tasks that are crucial to their development and lives. Occupational therapy can also be used to help kids who struggle with self-regulation and sensory processing issues and improves confidence in the classroom, at home, and at play. A therapist uses a variety of fun and creative movements, exercises, tools, and pieces of equipment to best meet the needs of each child.
Gross Motor Section
Gross Motor (physical) skills are those which require whole body movement and which involve the large (core stabilizing) muscles of the body to perform everyday functions, such as standing, walking, running, and sitting upright. It also includes eye-hand coordination skills such as ball skills (throwing, catching, kicking).
Runs lightly on toes *
Walks backward toe-heel *
Able to walk on a balance beam *
Able to skip using a skipping rope *
Demonstrates mature throwing and catching patterns *
Mature (refined) jumping skills *
Fine Motor
Fine motor skills are finger and hand skills such as writing, cutting, opening lunch boxes, and tying shoelaces. The development of these skills relies upon the age appropriate development of physical skills (gross motor skills) providing the stable base from which the arm and hand can then move with control.
Forms most letters and numbers correctly *
Writes consistently on the lines *
Demonstrates controlled pencil movement *
Good endurance for writing *
Can build Lego, K’nex and other blocks independently *
Ties shoelaces independently *
Maintains legibility of handwriting for entirety of a story *
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