An Explanation of the Child Assessment Domains # 5

Child Assessment Domains #5

This blog is a continuation of my previous blogs regarding proving children disabled.  I will be providing Child Assessment Domainssome specific examples of limitations in each domain to help you better understand what must exist and be documented to prove your child disabled.


Caring for Self

  • Consoles self with activities that show developmental regression (for example: an older child who sucks his thumb).
  • Has restrictive or stereotyped mannerisms (for example: head banging or body rocking).
  • Does not spontaneously pursue enjoyable activities or interests (for example: listening to music or reading a book).
  • Engages in self-injurious behavior (for example: refusal to take medication, self-mutilation or suicidal gestures) or ignores safety rules.
  • Does not feed, dress, bathe, or toilet self appropriately for age.
  • Has disturbance in eating or sleeping patterns.
  • Places non-nutritive or inedible objects in mouth (for example: dirt or chalk).


Please keep in mind that these examples are not all-inclusive but just a brief review of SOME of the limitations that may exist. Also, not all examples will be appropriate for children of all ages.

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