Occupational Therapy with Beyond Speech

Occupational therapy helps to address a wide range of skills and abilities that help support our kids in their everyday lives.

When kids are able to successfully interact with peers, function well at home and at school and manage their emotions, their overall quality of life increases!

Occupational Therapy helps with:

  • Fine & Visual Motor Skills
  • Sensory Processing
  • Executive Functioning
  • Self Regulation & Emotional Processing
  • Self Care & Social Skills
  • General Life Skills

Occupational Therapy Milestones

These behaviors and milestones are typical for the age range indicated. If you have any concerns regarding your child’s development and/or milestone achievements, reach out to us at Beyond Speech.

At 2-3 Months, a child will typically:

  • While lying on their back, visually track a rattle from mid-line to each side (90 deg.)
  • Look at hands for 3 seconds
  • Grasp and hold a toy tightly for 30 seconds

At 4-6 Months, a child will typically:

  • Extend their arms to reach when lying on their back
  • Grasp and pull toys
  • Pick up a rattle

At 6-8 Months, a child will typically:

  • Move forward up to three feet using their arms
  • Pull to sitting position
  • Maintain sitting balance while grasping and reaching for a toy
  • Roll from back to stomach
  • Lift head while lying on their stomach

At 9-18 Months, a child will typically:

  • Clap hands
  • Remove socks
  • Voluntarily release small toys
  • Isolate finger/thumb movement (pincer grip) to pick something small without bracing their arm on a hard surface

At 2 Years, a child will typically:

  • Complete a simple 3 piece puzzle
  • Stack 4-6 cube blocks
  • Draw a vertical line

At 3 Years, a child will typically:

  • Build a bridge of 3 blocks
  • Draw a circle
  • Build a wall of 4 blocks

At 3-4 Years, a child will typically:

  • Cut paper into 2 pieces independently
  • Lace 3 holes independently
  • Draw a cross and circle based on a model
  • Button and unbutton successfully
  • Use a “tripod” grasp

At 5 Years, a child will typically:

  • Color between 2 vertical lines
  • Accurately fold a piece of paper lengthwise
  • Have adequate scissor control to cut basic shapes
  • Draw circles and squares

At Beyond Speech Therapy Specialists, we are committed to the growth and success of all our clients and families!

If you’d like to learn more about our Occupational Therapy services, please contact us and we will be in contact with you soon! You can also call us at (779) 435-0724.