What is an IADL?

Occupational therapists often use the term IADl, but what does that mean? IADL stands for instrumental activity of daily living. These are activities that we often do throughout our daily lives, that can take more complex planning or executive functions. These are activities beyond self-care, and may require interaction within the home or community. SomeContinue reading “What is an IADL?”

What is an ADL?

Occupational therapists often use the term ADL, but what does it mean? ADL stands for activity of daily living. These activities refer to self-care activities. These are things that a person needs to do in their daily life, vital to survival and function in our world. Some examples of ADL’s include: Pediatric occupational therapists canContinue reading “What is an ADL?”

Functioning Labels

Like many other allied health-professionals, I was taught to use functioning labels to describe a client. You may be familiar with these labels, such as “high-functioning” or “low-functioning”. Over the past few months, I have listened to those with lived experience, as they are the experts! The overall consensus is that functioning labels are outdated,Continue reading “Functioning Labels”

Group Therapy: Update

Our group therapy sessions are the best way to help your child develop their preferred social communication, while further building on their individual therapy goals. The friendship building that happens in group is natural, and problem-solving is gently guided by the therapists. Our group therapy sessions include both occupational therapy (OT) services and speech-language pathologyContinue reading “Group Therapy: Update”