Red Flags

Does your child have difficulties with day-to-day activities at home, school or out in the community? Do they experience challenges that do not seem to affect other children their age? If so, a pediatric occupational therapist may be able to help. Below is a list of red flags that may warrant an OT evaluation.

  • Not reaching developmental motor milestones of siting, crawling or walking
  • Struggling with handwriting
  • Difficulty learning new motor tasks
  • Avoiding coloring, drawing or cutting
  • Clumsiness when running or climbing; difficulty learning how to ride a bike
  • Covering ears with loud noises
  • Always “on the go” or fidgety
  • Bothered by tags in clothing
  • Annoyed by messy hands and fingers