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12 Month Motor And Self-Help Skills Checklist

Fine Motor

  • Bangs two cubes held in hands
  • Pokes with index finger
  • Uses a neat pincer grasp to pick up objects
  • Releases objects into a small container with precision
  • Tries to imitate a scribble

Gross Motor

  • Stands without support for a few seconds
  • Walks with both hands held
  • Pivots in sitting – twists to pick up objects

Feeding Skills

  • Bites through a soft cookie
  • Stirs in imitation
  • Holds cup and drinks with some spillage

If your child is not showing the above motor and self-help skills, a consultation is recommended with a licensed occupational therapist who can provide you with suggestions which may prevent a problem from developing, determine if a screening test or in-depth diagnostic testing is needed at this time, and/or provide you with possible funding sources if treatment is needed.