What are Milestones? Milestones are specific skills which are mastered along a specific developmental sequence. These benchmarks help to tell if a child is developing as expected. Milestones are behaviors that emerge over time, forming the building blocks for growth and continued learning. Although there is developmental variation amongst children, milestones should be met within a specific time frame. Failure to meet one or more milestones may be a “red flag” for a motor delay or disorder.
Expected Milestones (by age) – able to:
Birth to 6 Months
Fine Motor/Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Skills
Possible Signs of Sensory Integration Dysfunction
Children usually display more than one of the following characteristics: