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Early Development (0-12 months)

As children begin the early stages of their life, they will have difficulty understanding the world around them, but should be able to complete the following tasks between the ages of 0 and 6 months old:

  • Eyes move independently from head
  • Looks directly at speakers face
  • Visually track an object about 12" away
  • Looks for objects in hand
Fine Motor:
  • Keep hands either in a fist shape or open and relaxed
  • Can hold and grasp objects
  • Move the hands to the mouth
  • Bring hands towards the centre of the body
Gross Motor:
  • Lie on tummy and turn head side to side
  • Swipe at objects
  • Lift head to 45 degrees
  • Kick feet alternately
Following the first 6 months of life, a child should progress further between ages 6 and 12 months, demonstrating the ability to:

  • Visually attend to pictures in a book
  • Looks for dropped objects
  • Explores depth by looking into containers
Fine Motor:
  • Place objects in cups
  • Self feeds finger foods and able to hold a bottle
  • Able to spoon feed thick objects
Gross Motor:
  • Rolls from back to belly
  • Sit without support
  • Scoot on stomach
  • Saving reflexes present (moves hands forward when falling)
  • Pulls to standing
  • Furniture walking
  • Walks with one hand held

How Occupational Therapy can help a child with delayed development

Our occupational therapists have the skills and knowledge to help further the development of children who may be finding adapting to the world around them more difficult than others. We can offer a range of treatment and services to improve the development of your child.

If you are concerned about how your child is developing or would to find out more about how our occupational therapists can help please email or call us on 0330 233 0888

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Please contact one of our experienced occupational therapists today and we will gladly discuss how we can help and what services we can offer you.

Why choose us?

  • Caring and Professional Service
  • Variety of services available
  • First class Occupational Therapists
  • Modern clinics
  • Saturday and Sunday appointments available
  • Able to see you at home, in school or in one of our clinics
  • Registered with the Health Professions Council and the British Association of Occupational Therapy

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We run a range of Groups for children aged 0-18 years.

What people say about us...

OT for Kids have been a great help in aiding my son Jake with coping with his dyspraxia both at home and in school. They came out to our house and completed the assessment at home.

The assessment and report proved beneficial in our discussions with Jake's school and we are very pleased with the outcome the report has helped us achieve.
Jackie, parent.
At our school, there are many children who have difficulty forming letters correctly, concentrate or perform well in P.E, which can impact greatly on their learning. With the support and OT Groups available from OT for Kids, these children have made great progress and are now at a level which is not so concerning. As a teacher and SENCO, I thoroughly enjoyed working (and learning) from the Occupational Therapist.
Emily, SENCO and Teacher.
As a case manager, I regularly deal with many private companies. I found OT for Kids to be highly professional, reliable and provide me with flexible appointments that suited both me and my clients. The OT completed a comprehensive assessment and report, which was not only clear, concise and an accurate reflection of the difficulties, but it was returned to me quickly.
John, Case Manager.
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