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Daily Living

Is Your Child Struggling With Tasks Like Eating, Dressing, Bathing, or Navigating Everyday Systems?

Daily living skills in childhood are the skills needed for independent living, such as hygiene, domestic chores, self-care, eating, and sleeping. Activities of daily living should develop as your child grows. 
  • For a child, independence may be dressing themselves and brushing teeth without help. 
  • For a teen, managing transportation or meal preparation shows independence. 
  • For a young adult, safe driving, getting to appointments on time, or managing finances are independent living skills. 
Daily living skills are also referred to as Activities of Daily Living or ‘ADLs.’  For general information on daily living skills, visit this page