Red flags to look for:

  • Has poor handwriting
  • Unable to follow simple instructions during tasks
  • Takes excessive risks, jumping and crashing into anything
  • Cries or covers their ears to avoid loud sounds
  • Doesn’t like to be touched or can’t be touched enough
  • Only wears certain clothes or needs tags cut off their shirts
  • Won’t put their hands in anything messy or refuses to use food, glue, Play Doh
  • Fears playground equipment or being tipped upside down
  • Can’t handle crowded stores which may lead to a meltdown
  • Child avoids socialization with peers or does not understand boundaries
  • Child avoids eye contact
  • Child walks on tiptoes or runs akwardly
  • Can’t ride a bike or catch a ball
  • Child prefers to lie down to play or “W” sits
  • Child appears to be below age range with dressing skills including fasteners
  • Child gags and/or spits up during feedings
  • Child only eats certain foods or textures
  • Child requires an excessive amount of time to complete meals and / or has difficulty chewing