Pediatric developmental Chart

This developmental informational chart will help you determine if your child might benefit from receiving Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Therapy. Listed are a few skills that your child should have at this age.

13 - 18 months (1 - 1½ years)

Gross Motor: Physical Therapy

  • Walks alone (14 months)
  • Maintains balance in kneeling position
  • Stands up independantly from the floor / squat to pick up item from the floor and return to stand
  • Goes upstairs on hands and knees
  • Walks backward several steps (18 months)
  • Goes downstairs on hand and knees backwards or bumps on seat (16 months)
  • Walks up stairs with 1 hand support, stepping with both feet on step (16 months)

Fine Motor: Occupational Therapy

  • Builds block tower
  • Spontaneous scribbles
  • Cups that fit inside each other
  • Stringing of single bead
  • Vertical (up and down) drawing strokes

Speech and Language: Speech Therapy

  • Uses Inflection with jargon speech
  • Some repitition of words
  • Uses all vowels (A, E, I, O, U) and consonants in jargon
  • Does not make sounds at the beginning and end of words
  • Basically hard to understand with exception of few words
  • Follows simple one step commands
  • Identifies two or more objects or pictures from a group
  • Uses 3 to 20 words
  • Says "all gone"
  • Asks for "more"

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