questions about development such as age of toilet training, dressing oneself, performance in pre- school or daycare, if applicable, fine and gross motor skills, verbal skills, and others depending on the interests of the child and parent (Ball et al., 2019). This assessment tool can help the provider to identify any developmental delays, both physically and mentally. Five Targeted Questions Due to the child's age, assessing the patient’s functional abilities requires that the provider use more than just questions, but also actions. The first question that could be asked is "Can you show me how you put on your shoes?" Watching the child perform this task can demonstrate to the provider the child's ability to follow directions along with fine motor skills. The next question could be "Can we play catch the ball together?" This will show the provider the child's gross motor skills. These questions are aimed at the child as a patient, but some questions should also be geared toward the parent. The first question for the parent could be general such as “Tell me about any concerns you may have with little Suzy”.
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