Occupational Therapy -> Activities of Daily Living / Self-care

Activities of Daily Living / Self-care

Occupational therapists help individuals become as independent as possible in daily tasks required to take care of one’s own body. An occupational therapist may provide adaptive equipment/seating, modified steps of the task, therapeutic activities/exercises to address the skills needed for a specific task or training to caregivers to increase the individual's independence, participation, and safety.

Minor focus areas



Therapists who selected this major focus area as their top area of expertise.

  • Krystan Inman

    Krystan Inman

    Therapist COTA

    I work with kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delays, Sensory Processing Disorder...

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  • Jodie Hillier

    Jodie Hillier

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  • Morgan Watts

    Morgan Watts

    Therapist OTR/L

    I completed my occupational therapy program at Spalding University in Louisville, KY. I enjoy wor...

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  • Jenna Chafin

    Jenna Chafin

    Therapist OTR/L

    I specialize in working with kids with different developmental coordination issues including Dysp...

    • Sidekick Therapy Partners Sidekick Therapy Partners

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Related Disorder(s)

  • Neurological Conditions - Types of neurological conditions may include: Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementias, Brain Cancer, Epilepsy and Other Seizure Disorders, Mental Disorders, Parkinson’s and Other Movement Disorders, and Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA).
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, or rape or who have been threatened with death, sexual violence or serious injury.

Reference links

  • Changes In American Children's Time - 1997 to 2003 Author: Sandra L Hofferth - According to research by Sandra Hofferth, children between six and twelve years of age spend an average of just under three hours per week on housework (and almost 14 hours per week watching television!). While it’s important that children not have to shoulder adult-size responsibilities, pitching in by helping with household chores won’t hurt them and may even help them.
  • What to Know About ADLs and IADLS Author: VeryWell Health - Here is a basic guide to ADLS (Activities of Daily Living) and IADLS (Instrumental Activities of Daily Living).