Self-Care Skills

Self-Care Skills

Self Care Skills
We assist children

We assist children who are experiencing difficulties performing their self-care skills independently, including but not limited to:
• Dressing
• Showering
• Teeth Brushing
• Eating
• Toileting

Specialised Equipment includes

A graded approach to assist your child in developing their self-care skills in the clinic or home environment. Specialised equipment includes using strategies and tools to assist your child’s skills develop – e.g. using long shoelaces in a threading activity to assist your child in learning how to tie their shoelaces or doing up large buttons on a fabric pattern

Tracking your child’s progress

Tracking progress helps you and your child remain motivated. Standardised and non-standardised assessments as well as observations and conversations with you are used to track your child’s independence with their self-care skills.

Your child’s program

Your child’s program will be developed to suit their individual needs and will focus on improving their independence in their self-care skills using a graded approach. Their program may include integration of the following strategies:
• Use of social stories
• Role play
• Backwards chaining – breaking down of tasks
• Graded approach
Their program will improve their foundational skills to assist with independence in their self-care skills such as improved:
• Organisational skills
• Motor planning
• Ideation, planning, sequencing, timing and execution of tasks
Fine motor skills
Gross motor skills

The Team

Our highly experienced occupational therapists and speech therapists will work with you and your child to develop a fun and engaging program to reach your child’s true potential and independence during self-care skills.

February 15, 2015