Colour observation:

1.  Is able to find 'n block of the same colour provided among 3 - 4 other colours.

2.  Names at least 1 colour.

Body awareness:

1.  Identifies all the parts of the face as well as 6 - 8 other large body parts e.g. head, body, arms, legs, hands, etc.

2.  Begins to indicate smaller body parts e.g. fingers & toes.

3.  Distinguishes between boys and girls.

Foreground-background discrimination:

1.  Focuses on specific items for short periods.

2.  Identifies familiar objects.

Shape perception:

1.  On request identifies a square, triangle, and circle.

2.  Fits square, rectangle, triangle and circle in a shape puzzle.

3.  Calls a circle a ball and a square a block.

Visual discrimination:

1.  Fits 6 - 8 familiar objects on request.

2.  Identifies familiar pictures in a book.

Visual analysis, synthesis and visual closure:

1.  Can build a 3 - 10 piece puzzle.

2.  Can build a house from a square and a triangle.


1.  Is able to draw own conclusions and discuss these.

2.  Understands the relation between questions and answer.

3.  Groups items based on similarities e.g. colour, shape, etc.

4.  Can solve problems.


Visual memory:

1.  Remembers and recalls 3 objects.

Visual sequence:

1.  Remembers 2 - 3 familiar objects in a specific sequence.

Visual pattern sequence:

1.  Recognises and repeats a pattern with 2 objects.

Sequence of events:

1.  Responds to 2 - 3 short simple instructions e.g. "Find Mommy's shoes, in the  bedroom, under the chair".


1.  Counts to 5.

2.  Counts 2 objects.

3.  Points to the biggest, longest, smallest of 2 objects.

4.  Distinguishes between thick and thin.

5.  Indicates age by using his fingers.


1.  Enjoys colouring simple pictures.

2.  Uses few or only one colour.


Language skill:

1.  Uses all the consonants and vowels - if not, this is grounds for concern.  May still have difficulty in pronouncing

     the "r" sound.

2.  Tends to ask many questions.

3. Can use functional sentences like: "I am hungry".

4.  Can use plurals e.g. "One house, two houses".

5.  Can make a negative statement e.g. "I don't want to".

6.  Can describe simple actions e.g. "The baby is eating".

7.  Understands opposites e.g. "hot - cold".


Eye-hand coordination:

1.  Keeps shoulder still while using mostly the elbow and the rest of the arm when manipulating the mouse.

Spatial relations:

1.  Understands instructions like: "Stand on the chair".

2.   Begins to understand the concepts "far away and close by".


1.  Sometimes still changes hands when using the mouse.


Evaluation of emotional skills and task orientation to a greater or lesser extent applicable to each age group.


1.  Unable to wait turn to attend class.

2.  Positive attitude regarding learning situation.

3.  Eager to learn.

State of mind:

1.  Cheerful.

2.  Spontaneous.

3.  Excited.

Daring attitude:

1.  Confident.

2.  Able tot work independently.

3.  Prepared to take on and complete unknown tasks.



1.  Concentrates irrespective of external factors.

2.  Can concentrate for entire duration of lesson.

3.  Observes well and follows instructions.

Completion of tasks:

1.  Completes task irrespective of difficulty.

2.  Works methodically and systematically.

3.  Maintains good working tempo.

Independent work:

1.  Carries out instructions without continual assistance.

2.  Thinks about matters and makes decision.

3.  Can think creatively.


1.  Determined.

2.  Displays courage.

3.  Perseveres in spite of difficult work.



1.  Mouse.

2.  Keyboard.

3.  Equipment.

4.  Tablet.

Meaning and naming of:

1.  Screen.

2.  Keyboard.

3.  Mouse.

4.  Enter.

5.  Space bar

6.  Direction keys.

7.  "Drag"

8. " JustClick"

9.  Laptop.

10. Tablet.

These age requirements are based on ocupational therapist standards.

Age requirements for a

3 year old