Functional Skills for KidsAs an Occupational Therapist, function is the number one goal for working with clients. Whether in the school, clinic, acute setting, or home, all goals of an Occupational Therapist revolve and are based on functional skills.
I've spent 12 years working as an Occupational Therapist in a variety of settings. I love to use my experience and knowledge to come up with creative ways to meet common goal areas. Take a look around this site and you will find everything from DIY pencil grips to a "egg-cellent" way to work on shoe tying (click on over to get the egg joke!)
Whether there is a diagnosis or not, a developmental delay or not, or just an area of weakness or strength...Kids can build on their strengths to modify, adapt, and address goal areas with one thing in mind: Functional Independence.
This is a place to guide you to areas of functional skill with hopes to bring kids closer to confidence and independence.
This is the place where you will find all of activities designed to promote functional skills of kids. From handwriting to scissor skills, to dressing, and self-care: click around to find a lot of ideas to build independence, adapt, accommodate, and modify functional skills.
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Functional Skills for Kids and Childhood Independence
Functional Skills for Kids series by Occupational Therapist and Physical Therapist bloggers
Handwriting Functional Skills
Toys to Help Kids Learn to Dress Themselves
Kids Cooking Tasks