Toileting, Dressing and Self Care

Self- care activities can include toileting, washing, tooth- brushing, eating, dressing and even sleeping. These are skills for life, and are often some of the first activities in which your child will develop independence. However, performance of these tasks is not simple, relying on fine motor, memory, sequencing and sensory regulation skills. Some children will find one or more of these skills can be barriers to achieving independence in self- care.

How we can support you:

If your child is experiencing difficulty in their performance of self-care tasks, our occupational therapists can work with you to determine how and which skills to develop. Our approach is highly individualised to ensure your child has the best chance of progress. We can also provide advice on equipment and devices to support your child’s independent participation in these tasks.