Child on balance ball receiving therapy


A child may benefit from skilled intervention if he or she demonstrates:

Delayed gross or fine motor skills, such as:

  • balance challenges
  • motor planning and coordination difficulties
  • limited bilateral skills
  • difficulty with postural control and strength
  • difficulty with hand strength and manipulation skills
  • limited visual motor and visual perceptual skills
  • functional movement challenges

Speech or language delays, such as:

  • difficulty producing speech sounds
  • difficulty discriminating speech sounds
  • difficulty expressing wants and needs
  • difficulty with understanding language concepts
  • difficulty following directions
  • difficulty interacting with peers
  • difficulty answering questions

Difficulty communicating with or relating to others, such as:

Additional difficulties:

  • intolerance of sensory input or high sensory seekers
  • delayed or inappropriate play or social skills
  • limited food preferences or picky eaters
  • handwriting difficulties
  • other delayed age-appropriate skills