As 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.
One thing about occupational therapy professionals is that we love to be creative. 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!)
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.
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
You’ll love these resources on helping kids thrive in all aspects of theri occupational performance: