Self-help and self-care skills are necessary from an early age in order to complete daily tasks and establish a sense of independence.

Chicago Occupational Therapy uses effective and individualized methods to help children develop age-appropriate self-care skills. The goal of treatment is to help children gain independence at home, school, and within the community. The clinicians also work closely with parents to target the unique needs of every child and ensure successful carryover beyond treatment sessions.

Self-care skills targeted in occupational therapy might include:

  • Drinking
  • Feeding
  • Dressing
  • Bathing
  • Hygiene
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