What to look for in a child to determine a need for OT

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  • Difficulty with handwriting – requires increased time to complete assignments when compared to same aged peers; writing is illegible; or spacing of words/letters is inconsistent.
  • Difficulty with attention – often fidgets when sitting; must always be on the move; or is easily distracted by their environment (hears/sees everything going on around them).
  • Poor motor coordination – cannot perform unfamiliar motor activities; appears clumsy; demonstrates difficulty using both sides of the body simultaneously; or frequently avoids motor tasks.