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6 to 7 Year Motor and Self-Help Skills Checklist

Fine Motor

  • Draws a diamond
  • Cuts with a knife
  • Holds writing utensil with three fingers with movement in the fingers

Gross Motor

  • Knows right from left
  • Can throw and catch a ball
  • Jumps rope

Dressing Skills

  • Buttons own buttons
  • Dresses and undresses without assistance
  • Ties own shoes

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.