We advisedly list symptoms. They are guidelines to use prudently. They are important to know and look out for—they often indicate the need for further investigation. It’s also easy to jump to conclusions or think the worst. If you notice any and are concerned, please make an appointment for an evaluation. This is not a complete list; rather a representative collection.

  • Delayed motor planning
  • Developmental delays
  • Difficulty dressing
  • Difficulty following directions
  • Difficulty keeping up with peers academically or motorically
  • Difficulty making or keeping friends
  • Difficulty remaining in seat
  • Difficulty with coordination such as catching a ball and /or riding a bike
  • Display poor organizational skills
  • Distractability
  • Easily bothered by lights, smells, or noise
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Frustration with simple school work
  • Gross motor coordination difficulties
  • High activity level or short attention span
  • Lack of established hand dominance
  • Language delays
  • Learning disorders
  • Over focused/difficulty transitioning to new tasks
  • Overly controlling behavior
  • Perceptual motor difficulties
  • Perceptual processing problems
  • Poor directional awareness
  • Poor handwriting: shaky, too light or dark, letters poorly formed
  • Poor nonverbal skills
  • Poor organization skills
  • Resistance to touch or certain types of clothing
  • Seating and positioning difficulties
  • Social emotional challenges
  • Unaware of social conventions
  • Vestibular and proprioceptive abnormalities (motion sickness, poor balance, fear of heights, poor organizational skills)
  • Visual processing delays