Activities of daily living (or ADLs) are defined as "activities oriented toward taking care of one’s own body." ADLs also are referred to as basic activities of daily living (BADLs) and personal activities as daily living (PADLS). These activities are “fundamental to living in a social world; they enable basic survival and well-being” (OTPF, 2014).
For children, this includes participation in grooming and hygiene activities. With the families that we've worked with, we've identified difficulty with these routines as a common concern of caregivers.
For that reason, we created a resource packet of grab and go handouts for families that focuses on the routines of potty training, hair care (brushing + hair cuts!), tooth brushing and bath time.
This download includes the following:
- ADLs explained (1 page)
- Transitioning to Toileting: Signs of Readiness and Considerations (2 pages)
- Potty Training Readiness Log for Trend Identification: (2 pages)
- Handing Hair Care: Brushing (2 pages)
- Handing Hair Care: Hair Cuts (2 pages)
- Tips on Tooth Brushing (1 page)
- Building Tolerance for Bath Time (2 pages)
Check out our other resources below!
- Sensory Simplified Part 1: All 8 Systems (+BONUS: Oral Sensory Processing)
- *FREE* Sensory Simplified: "The Great 8" Educational Handout
- Sensory Diet Resource Packet
Motor Planning + Gross Motor:
- Core Engagement
- Midline Crossing
- Brain Breaks Bundle
- PrintableGross Motor Exercise Activity: 2-sided Card Deck for Brain Breaks
Handwriting and Fine Motor:
Visual Motor/Visual Perceptual:
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