Activities of Daily Living

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Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

Activities of Daily Living, or ADLs are the tasks that you do every day, such as get dressed, eat food, brush your hair, brush your teeth, clean your house, play with toys, go to work, go to school, etc.
Occupational Therapists work with the core problems that are keeping someone from doing these activities, and work on ways to make these activities easier for the client to perform.


ADLs include:


  • dressing
  • Feeding
  • Grooming
  • Hygiene
  • Toileting
  • Home skills
  • School skills
  • Work hardening

Who need ADL training ?


  • Learning disability
  • IQ assessment (Intelligent quotient )
  • Behavioral assessment
  • Dyslexia (Difficulty in reading)
  • Dysgraphia (difficulty in handwriting)
  • Dyscalculia (difficulty in calculation)
  • Mental retardation
  • Downs syndrome
  • Autism
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Scholastic assessment