Welcome to episode 55 of The Sensory Project Show! Today, Rachel and Jessica dive into what is the “normal” age for kiddos to complete various activities of daily living (aka ADLs). They reference a tool called the REAL - the Roll Evaluation of Activities of Life - as well as provide you with some of their favorite tips, tricks, and strategies to help your child progress in their ability to complete these daily tasks more successfully and independently. Enjoy!
Let’s talk about what occupational therapists REALLY do! Not only do they help people, but they really focus on helping people complete daily life tasks. These are called ADLs and IADLs - activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living. Especially with children, these daily life tasks are so important and can create such a challenge for families with children with special needs! So, get ready to hear about how you, as a parent or caregiver or even as a therapist, can help your child improve their ability to complete simple and complex daily life tasks!