Informal Childhood Developmental Checklist
____ ____ The child prefers to play alone.
____ ____ The child is rarely invited by others to play in the neighborhood or to participate in activities outside of school.
____ ____ The child’s social interactions and responses are immature, not keeping with his/her age or his/her cognitive abilities in other areas.
____ ____ The child has difficulty interacting in group settings
____ ____ The child does not play with other children as expected: he/she may not appear interested in their games, or may not know how to join in.
____ ____ The child appears to be vulnerable to teasing, bullying and being taken advantage of by others.
___ ___ The child has difficulty understanding the effect his/her behavior has on others.
___ ____ The child has a significant amount of difficulty taking the perspective of another person, even when it is explained to them.
____ ____ The student has overwhelmingly limited interests in things such as video games, superheroes, cartoon characters.
____ ____ The child’s choices of toys or activities are limited to a select few, without being open to trying new things.
____ ____ The child’s play appears to be scripted or like a reenactment (such as repetitively recreating movies or favorite stores with word and action).
____ ____ The child displays limited understanding of, or involvement in, role-play and spontaneous make-believe play.
____ ____ The student’s play is marked by imitation rather than cooperative interaction, for example parallel play.
____ ____ The child has great difficulty with unexpected changes, even when prepared for the change ahead of time.
____ ____ The child demonstrates severe delays in communication skills or is nonverbal.
_____ _____ The child lacks natural turn-taking skills when conversing with peers.
_____ _____ The child has difficulty following change of topics of conversation in response to the lead of a conversational partner.
_____ _____ The child has difficulty maintaining conversations with others, when the topic is something other than that of their interest.
_____ _____ The child has difficulty using and/or understanding non-verbal cues, such as facial expressions, body language or gestures.
_____ _____ The child tends to interact with adults rather than peers.
_____ _____ The child tends to make the same social mistakes repeatedly, although their skills improve in other developmental areas.
Sensory and Motor Issues
____ _____ The child has fine motor difficulties
____ _____ The child has gross motor difficulties
____ _____ The child exhibits over sensitivity to environmental stimuli, such as sound, temperature, pain, reflection or textures.
____ _____ The child exhibits “under-sensitivity” t environmental stimuli such as sound, temperature or pain.
_____ ______ The student appears awkward and uncoordinated in a way different from same-age peers.
_____ ______ The child displays excessively repetitive bodily movements such as rocking, flapping, spinning or self-aggression.
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Complied by Aspergers101.com originally received by N.E.I.S.D. Department of Special Education 2003
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