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ADL TRAINING

Activities of Daily Living skills is one of the child performance areas. It includes self care and Instrumental activities of daily living (IADL). Basic self care task include grooming, bathing, toileting, dressing, feeding, achieving functional mobility and communication. IADL are more complex ADL needed to function independently in home, school, community, and work environments.

 

 

 
Factors influence ADL skills in Children
 
 
  1. Child characteristics – sensorymotor, cognitive and psychosocial performance components
  2. Performance context – temporal context (child chronological age, developmental age disability status, place in the life cycle within the family) and environmental context (physical, social and cultural variable in the environment)
    Occupational therapist evaluates children activities of daily living skills through clinical observation, and standardised assessment procedures and identify clinical reasoning. ADL training should be tailored to each child based on their abilities and limitation in performance components.Cognitive perceptual training, Behaviour therapy, sensory integration therapy and neuro developmental therapy can be used to facilitate Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills /self help skills in children.
 
 
Psychological assessment:
 
 
Psychological and counselling services is done by experienced and well qualified pschyologist in the field of paediatrics.
 
 
Services provided for:
 
 
  • Learning disability
  • IQ assessment (Intelligent quotient )
  • Behavioural assessment
  • Dyslexia (Difficulty in reading)
  • Dysgraphia (difficulty in handwriting)
  • Dyscalculia (difficulty in calculation)
  • Mental retardation
  • Downs syndrome
  • Autism
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Scholastic assessment

    Guidance and counselling are provided for parents and caretakers to modify the children mal adaptive behaviour and promote adaptive behaviour in home.

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