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24 Month Motor and Self-Help Skills Checklist

Fine Motor

  • Imitates circular scribble and horizontal stroke
  • Builds tower using 6 cubes
  • Holds crayon with thumb and forefinger
  • Strings 3 one inch beads
  • Snips with scissors

Gross Motor

  • Walks up stairs holding rail – both feet on one step
  • Picks up toy from floor without falling
  • Moves on “ride toys” without pedals
  • Kicks ball forward

Feeding Skills

  • Gives up bottle
  • Bites through a variety of food thicknesses
  • Brings spoon or fork to mouth with the palm facing up
  • Holds small cup in one hand

Dressing Skills

  • Is beginning to pull pants down with assistance
  • Is beginning to unbutton large buttons
  • Anticipates need to eliminate – uses same word for both functions

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.