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Developmental Checklist for Physical Therapy

Parents should consider seeking an evaluation with a Physical Therapist if their child demonstrates any of the following:

• Does not push up on forearms and lift head while lying on his/her stomach.
• Does not roll from side to back from both left and right sides.
• Does not bear weight through both feet flat on the floor in standing.

Birth to 2 months:

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3 months:

• Does not bring both hands to center of body.
• Cannot keep belly off legs in sitting for 5 seconds.
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• Does not keep head upright when turning to look to the side.
• Does not lift arms or kick legs off surface while lying on belly.

4 months:

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5 months:

• Does not bring feet or hands to toy when presented in front while he/she is lying on his/her back.
• Does not sit by his/her self with arms propped in front for support.
• Does not bring feet to hands and mouth.
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6 months:

• Does not roll from back to belly and belly to back over left and right sides.
• Cannot sit alone for at least 1 minute.
• Cannot bounce in standing.
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7 months:

• Does not attempt to break falls in sitting by putting arms out on floor.
• Cannot reach and grab toys in sitting without falling over.
• Does not get on hands and knees.
• Does not pull to sitting position.
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8 months:

• Cannot crawl on hands and knees.
• Cannot belly or army crawl.
• Cannot move from a sitting position into hands and knees.
• Does not pull to standing position on furniture.
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9 months:

• Does not using crawling and primary means of movement.
• Cannot catch self with hands when falling backwards in sitting.
• Does not pull to stand with 1/2 kneel use (1 knee up and 1 knee down).
• Does not walk with 2 hands held.
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12 months:

• Does not play in multiple positions including: up on both knees, 1/2 kneel (1 knee up), squatting.
• Does not attempt walking independently.
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18 months:

• Cannot walk backwards 5 steps.
• Does not attempt to catch, kick, or throw a ball.
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24 months:

• Cannot run.
• Cannot walk sideways.
• Cannot jump forward, up, or down with 2 feet.
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30 months:

• Is not able to stand on 1 foot for 3 seconds.
• Cannot walk on tiptoes.
• Cannot throw or kick a ball in the intended direction.
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36 months:

• Cannot walk up stairs with 1 foot per step.
• Cannot catch a ball with hands only.

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10 months:

• Does not lower self from standing but will plop to ground.
• Cannot walk with a push toy.

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