So, what exactly are functioning skills?
Take a bird’s eye view of your day so far. What have you done since getting out of bed? Brushed your teeth, Made and eaten a meal? Gotten dressed? Made the bed? Cleaned up the kitchen? Planned your day? All of these are functional tasks! They are the daily occupations and the way you spend your time. Occupational therapy practitioners work with people on all aspects of functional skills, and all of the daily occupations so that their clients can live productive and meaningful lives. Let’s dive into the functional occupations of kids: play, potty training, meals and feeding issues, self-dressing, shoe tying, typing, cutting with scissors, cooking, and so much more!
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