Activities of Daily Living

Activities of Daily LivingThere is a range of activities that we all have to do every day in life, these are appropriate to our age ad contribute to our experiences beyond ourselves. Often they are key to our learning and help us towards our potential in life. For children and young people these can include:

  • Eating with a knife and fork
  • Drinking from a cup
  • Going to the toilet
  • Getting dressed and undressed
  • Brushing hair and cleaning teeth
  • Bathing or showering
  • Playing with toys
  • Going to nursery, school or college
  • Doing homework

For some children and young people, simple tasks like these present challenges. This might be due to physical and developmental difficulties, delays or disabilities.

A child may struggle with the co-ordination needed to use a knife and fork, they may have sensitivities to particular foods, children with sensory problems can have real difficulty with the sensation of showering and textures associated with clothing. They may struggle to develop their own play independently or lack imagination. Their handwriting and attention in class may be limited, they may be in constant trouble for fidgeting or lack of focus.

Our OT expertise enables us to complete a comprehensive assessment which equips us to give the best support to make life more satisfying and richer for children and young people who experience difficulties.

Find out how we can help by calling 01664 567917 or Contact Us.


COVID-19 Update

During these uncertain times, we are keen to keep you up-to-date with our service provision, which as you can appreciate is changing daily.

For reassurance CTS have set up a ‘Best Practice’ policy to ensure all our Occupational Therapists and Office Staff are working to the highest standard at all times; where ever we are based in the UK.

We are currently NOT seeing families at our designated CTS Clinics conforming to the recent request 23rd March 2020 @ 2030hrs from our government and NHS.

CTS are wanting to reassure you that we are highly committed to you and your child’s OT needs are cared for. We appreciate a lot of our families and service users are vulnerable and many have EHCP’s in place. As a service this requires us to ensure we continue to safeguard and meet the welfare needs of our service users effectively.

We are now providing alternative therapy to continue to support children, families and in some cases parents. We are using your appointment times and making contact via phone calls, conference calls, emails, Zoom and or Skype to support Telehealth Interventions.

Letters are being sent out to all our service users to reassure our commitment.

Please be reassured that all staff are taking every precaution to support our country in preventing the spread of this virus.

Please continue to check this site and our Facebook page for the latest updates. Alternatively call us on: 01664 567917.

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