Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
ADLs are all functional age-appropriate activities that are performed throughout the day. Children of different ages are expected to be able to complete different tasks with different levels of independence.
Occupational therapists assess the reasons why some of these tasks may be challenging for your child and then work on improving those underlying challenges, as well as improving the child’s performance of the actual activities themselves.
Some of the things we can work on with your child may include self-feeding, proper utensil use, cutting food, dressing, completing fasteners, tying shoes, tooth-brushing, hair brushing.