SELF-CARE TASKS

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Pediatric occupational therapist at Hand in Hand offer self-care tasks also referred to as Activities of Daily Living, training for children displaying difficulties in acquiring such skills. In order to participate in our daily life activities, a number of self-care tasks are carried out in our day to day lives. Pediatric occupational therapists provide training of self-care tasks for children with physical or developmental difficulties, delays or disabilities, for instance when children have not developed the appropriate grip, coordination and bilateral integration to utilize eating utensils (e.g. knife and fork). 

How Pediatric Occupational Therapists at Hand in Hand can help your child

We can help children develop the required skills needed to perform self-help tasks to allow them to lead an independent life. Pediatric occupational therapist at Hand in Hand will initially carry out an assessment to determine what self-care skills need to be developed with observations and personal history of the children assessed to provide treatment goals that meet the child’s condition. Pediatric occupational therapists work with both the parents and child to establish individual progression. Some of the approaches within therapy include; specific exercises, games, or role play. Children are required to complete their targeted activities on a regular basis since repetitive practicing of the skills allows the child to learn and acquire the skills for long-term.

At Hand in Hand pediatric occupational therapists focus on the following self-care tasks; 

  • Utilizing eating utensils (knife, fork, spoon…)
  • Dressing and undressing (fastening buttons…)
  • Self-feeding
  • Going to the toilet
  • Cleaning their teeth
  • Following and maintaining certain daily routine

We understand that acquiring these skills can be both a challenging and overwhelming experience for the child and their parents so that is why at Hand in Hand we are committed in providing ongoing support and management to all families so they can see their child be successful in these areas.