An Explanation of the Child Assessment Domains # 4

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


Moving About and Manipulating Objects


  • Has muscle weakness, joint stiffness, or sensory loss that interferes with motor activities (for example, unintentionally drops things).

  • Has trouble climbing up and down stairs, or has jerky or disorganized locomotion, or difficulty with balance.

  • Has trouble coordinating gross motor movements (for example, bending, kneeling, crawling, running, jumping rope, or riding a bicycle).

  • Has difficulty with sequencing hand or finger movements (for example, using utensils or manipulating buttons).

  • Has difficulty with fine motor movements (for example, gripping and grasping objects).

  • Has poor eye-hand coordination when using a pencil or scissors.

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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About Shannan Hinzman

As a certified Social Security Advocate, for Jan Dils’ law practice, Shannan Hinzman shares her experience, knowledge and a caring attitude with each and every client. Having previously been contracted by the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review of the Social Security Administration, she has thirteen years’ experience in the area of Social Security law. She graduated from WVU in 1995 with an Associates degree in business administration and psychology.

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