Occupational therapy – Activities for daily living (ADL) training

Every person is expected to be performing the activities for daily living independently. Children are expected to learn to perform these activities progressively as they grow up. The basic activities for daily living are, personal hygiene and grooming, bathing, getting dressed, going to the toilet, functional mobility (getting out of bed, walking, moving from one place to another) and self feeding (not cooking).

Some children may need professional guidance and training to perform these activities independently due to various factors like understanding the need, motor coordination etc.