Many children pick up self-care skills such as dressing, feeding, and going to the toilet on their own fairly easily by watching others or getting lessons from their parents and caregivers. Their ability to do those tasks at certain ages is one of the things that make up an evaluation of whether a child is reaching developmental milestones.
Developmental delays or other physical or cognitive challenges can make self-care an even more important set of skills. Independence in self care provides people with disabilities the opportunity to possible live independently or with less assistance.
At CTS, our occupational therapists can work with you and your child to evaluate any barriers to learning and performing self-care as well as ways to overcome those barriers.