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Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

Activities of Daily Living, or ADLs are the tasks that you do every day, such as get dressed, eat food, brush your hair, brush your teeth, clean your house, play with toys, go to work, go to school, etc.
Occupational Therapists work with the core problems that are keeping someone from doing these activities, and work on ways to make these activities easier for the client to perform.

ADLs include:

  • dressing
  • Feeding
  • Grooming
  • Hygiene
  • Toileting
  • Home skills
  • School skills
  • Work hardening

Occupational therapy can help children by:

  • Increasing their chance for independence.
  • Improving their ability to play and learn.
  • Boosting their self-esteem and confidence.
  • Helping them develop a workable routine.
  • Giving them a sense of accomplishment.
  • Improving their quality of life.

For parents and caregivers, occupational therapy helps by:

  • Reducing the demand on them.
  • Reducing stress.
  • Providing a sense of security.
  • Improving their quality of life.
  • Allowing them to watch their child improve and become independent.

Who need ADL training :

  • Learning disability
  • IQ assessment (Intelligent quotient )
  • Behavioral assessment
  • Dyslexia (Difficulty in reading)
  • Dysgraphia (difficulty in handwriting)
  • Dyscalculia (difficulty in calculation)
  • Mental retardation
  • Downs syndrome
  • Autism
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Scholastic assessment