Developmental Skills By the End of 5 Years

Consider discussing with your child’s physician if one or more of the following are observed:
qIs extremely fearful or shy
qIs extremely aggressive
qDemonstrates difficulty separating from parents
qEasily distracted; unable to concentrate on any single activity for more than 5 minutes
qLittle interest in playing with other children
qDoes not or rarely engages in fantasy or pretend play
qSeems sad or unhappy most of the time
qDoes not engage in a variety of activities
qAvoids/seems unaware of other children or does not respond to other people
qHas difficulty using the toilet, sleeping, or eating
qDoes not follow 2-part commands with spatial concepts (in, on, under)
qDoes not use plurals when speaking (dogs , cats , busses )
qDoes not use past tense verbs when speaking (jumped , passed,  washed )
qConsistently has disfluencies or stutters (repeats syllables or words)
qDoes not talk about daily events and experiences
qSeems uncomfortable holding a crayon or pencil
qUnable to brush teeth efficiently
qDoes not wash/dry hands
qExperiences a dramatic loss of skill he/she once had

A child in this age range would be referred to the Committee on Preschool Special Education(CPSE). For more information contact your school district’s special education office.

This information can be found by going to your school district’s web site or by calling your local ECDC.  In Central New York area, call 315-443-4444.

You may request that Little Lukes coordinate the evaluation or provide services including speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy or teacher services.   Little Lukes is a leading provider of Early Intervention and Preschool pediatric therapy services in Central New York including Syracuse, Oswego and Watertown areas.  This includes SCIS preschool classrooms within Little Lukes preschool sites, and therapy services provided in the home, preschool or childcare setting. Visit for information. 

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