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Toddler and Early Infancy (1 to 3 years)


As the child develops further, between the ages of 12 and 24 months, the child should be able to:

  • Hands move according to vision
  • Looks for and identifies pictures in books
  • Explores depth of objects
  • Enjoys watching moving objects (wheels, etc.)
Fine Motor:
  • Builds towers out of large blocks
  • Scribbles with crayons
  • Able to take socks off
  • Turns pages of a book one at a time
  • Uses thumb and index finger to hold crayon
Gross Motor:
  • Walks independently forwards and backwards
  • Throws a ball without falling down
  • Stand up independently
  • Jumps with two feet

Early Infancy

Going into early infancy, (2 – 3 years old) the child should be able to:

  • Visually attends to hands whilst holding objects
  • Visually inspect objects without the need to touch them
Fine Motor:
  • Brushes teeth with help
  • Holds scissors with two hands and can open and close scissors
  • Starts unbuttoning large buttons
  • Draw vertical lines
  • Able to throw a small ball
Gross Motor:
  • Catch a ball
  • Walk on tip toes briefly
  • Several steps taken on a balance beam
  • Walks upstairs with support
  • Able to jump forward
  • Balance on one foot

How an occupational therapist can help a child with delayed milestones

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 would like to speak to a member of our team, or to arrange an assessment please email or call us on 0330 233 0888

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  • 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
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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.
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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.
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