#196 - Skill Breakdown for Toileting- What Are the Underlying Skills Required for this ADL

by Jessica Hill, COTA/L & Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC March 23, 2022

#196 - Skill Breakdown for Toileting- What Are the Underlying Skills Required for this ADL

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Skill Breakdown for Toileting- What Are the Underlying Skills Required for this ADL

So many children struggle with the process of independence with toileting skills and we’ve talked about it in previous episodes - check out the show notes for those episodes - but today we are going to break down the actual skills required for each step of the toileting process plus give you some activity ideas to address each skill! 

In OT, we call this an activity analysis 

  • A breakdown of a task into each step that is required
  • Identifies physical requirements
  • Identifies specific skill requirements
  • Identifies the why

So let’s jump into an activity analysis of toileting! What is required for this ADL? Listen in to find out!

AND make sure you listen to the very end, where we answer 2 listener questions! 

Links

Activity Analysis of Toileting - by OT Students in Dec. 2018

Squatty Potty Kid Stools

Episode 6 - All Things Poo

Episode 7 - Proprioception 

Episode 19 - Interoception 

Episode 21 - Vestibular 

Episode 25 - Executive Function Skills

Episode 41 - All Things Poo 2.0

Episode 113 - Self Care Skills

Episode 143 - Teach the Skill, Not the Goal

Episode 191 - Toilet Training Tips 

Harkla Website 

Harkla Instagram

All Things Sensory Podcast Instagram 

Freebies Page - Visual Schedule Template 

Improving Focus & Behavior in the Classroom - Digital Course!

 

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Jessica Hill, COTA/L & Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC
Jessica Hill, COTA/L & Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC

Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC and Jessica Hill, COTA/L both Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA). They have been working with children for over 6 years in outpatient settings. Rachel and Jessica specialize in creating easy-to-digest, actionable content that families can use to help their child's progress at home. Rachel and Jessica are the in-house experts, content creators, and podcast hosts at Harkla! To learn more about Rachel and Jessica, visit the Harkla About Us Page. Make sure to listen to their weekly podcast, All Things Sensory by Harkla for actionable, fun advice on child development.


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