Check List

Add Up Your Points

Is there a way to find out if my child may develop a learning or behavioral disorder?

This is a KEY question!

YES! This is a very good and KEY question! In the check list pay attention to the “5 points” statements. Keep track of your number of points and there will be an explanation below. For some of the statements, you may need to ask the parents.

Track Your Total Points

1.    My child is extremely sensitive with one or more sense (such as sounds, light, or touch) that she can’t function effectively. (5 points)

2.    The positions and alignment of my child’s feet are different. (2 points)

3.    My child does not make noises when trying to verbalize. (3 points)

4.    When my child crawls, climbs, or walks, he is not coordinated from one leg to the other. (5 key points)

5.    When my child was an infant, she had a difficult time rolling from the belly to the back. The rolling motion was like a solid log instead of a spiral movement. (2 points)

6.    When my child was an infant, she could not move to a sitting position on both sides in the same way or without any help. (3 points)

7.    When my child was an infant, and even now, he does not use his feet against the floor in a GI Jo crawl (belly on the ground moving like a lizard). (5 points)

8.    When my child was an infant, she did not crawl long before walking. (5 points)

9.    When my child crawled, he did not move his legs and arms in homolateral and cross lateral movements. When the leg and arm move together forward and back from one side this is a homolateral movement (right arm to right leg). When the arm and leg move forward and back from opposite sides, this is cross lateral movement (right arm to left leg). (5 points)

10. When I watch my child climb up or down stairs, there is an awkwardness in her balance. (3 points)

11. My child exhibits strange behaviors such as repetitive movements. (4 points)

12. My child changed behavior suddenly. For example, she may stop wanting to take baths, stop talking, or isolate and withdraw in a group. (3 points)

What should I do if my student meets any of the criteria on the checklist?

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