1. Motor Development:
This includes fine and gross motor skills such as grasping objects, rolling over, sitting up, crawling, and walking.
2. Cognitive Development:
This looks at the child’s ability to think, problem-solve, understand concepts, and make decisions.
3. Language Development:
This assesses a child's understanding of language (listening & speaking), comprehension of commands & questions asked by adults, and their ability to communicate their own needs & wants.
4. Social-Emotional Development:
This looks at how children interact with peers and adults in various social settings. It also considers emotional regulation and self-control issues such as sharing toys or managing emotions during challenging situations.
5. Adaptive/Self-Help Skills:
This assesses a child's ability to complete everyday tasks such as dressing and feeding themself, using utensils, responding to commands, or following directions.
6. Sensory Processing & Motor Planning:
This looks at how well children can process the environment around them (light, sound, textures) and their motor planning skills in completing an activity like drawing a picture or building with blocks.
7. Behavioral Development:
This considers behaviors that are typically developmentally appropriate according to the age of the child. It also looks at any behavioral concerns that could be affecting their interactions and learning.
8. Academic/Pre-Literacy Skills:
This assesses pre-reading abilities such as understanding stories, rhymes, and counting, as well as writing skills like recognizing letters & sounds.