ADL

Activities of Daily Living for Special Needs Children

Many parents for special needs children know the term “activities of daily living,” also referred to as ADL.  These activities are the basic tasks of everyday life, and they include tasks such as eating, bathing, clothing, and toileting.  For most children, these tasks are learned relatively easily and become a part of a daily routine.  For children with special needs, these tasks might be more difficult and might require constant reminding or rewards for completing the activities of daily living.