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4 Year Motor and Self-Help Skills Checklist

Fine Motor

  • Copies square shapes
  • Draws a person with two to four body parts
  • Cuts on a line
  • Begins to copy some capital letters

Gross Motor

  • Hops and stands on one foot up to 5 seconds
  • Kicks ball forward
  • Throws ball overhand
  • Catches a bounced ball

Dressing Skills

  • Puts on socks with heel placement
  • Puts shoes on with little assistance
  • Buckles shoes and belts

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.