As part of her occupational therapy session, a young girl learns how to use buttons as part of her self-help skills session.

Empowering Independence: Self-Help Skills Therapy with McKibben & Monte

Helping Children Gain Confidence in Daily Life Tasks

Occupational therapy focuses on enhancing a child’s ability to engage in meaningful activities and daily tasks. Self-help skills are fundamental to our everyday lives. They include activities such as dressing, grooming, bathing, eating, and using the bathroom. Mastering these skills not only promotes independence but also boosts confidence.

At McKibben & Monte, we understand that self-help skills are a fundamental aspect of a child’s development, contributing to their independence and self-confidence. Our dedicated Occupational Therapists specialize in providing self-help skills therapy to help children excel in daily life tasks and become more self-reliant.

The Significance of Self-Help Skills

Self-help skills, also known as activities of daily living (ADLs), encompass a wide range of tasks such as dressing, grooming, feeding, and personal hygiene. These skills are essential for children to gain independence and participate fully in their daily routines. At McKibben & Monte, we’re here to provide the guidance and support your child needs to master self-help skills.

Our Approach

Here are some essential self-help skills that our occupational therapy can help your child with: Dressing: Our occupational therapists can assist in improving dressing skills, such as selecting appropriate clothing, fastening buttons or zippers, and tying shoelaces. Adaptive strategies and tools may also be introduced to make dressing easier and more manageable. Grooming and Personal Hygiene: Occupational therapy can address grooming activities like brushing teeth, combing hair, and washing the face. Our therapists can provide techniques to improve hand-eye coordination, dexterity, and motor skills needed for these tasks. Bathing: Our occupational therapists can teach techniques for safe bathing, including entering and exiting the tub, reaching body areas, and maintaining balance. They may also suggest modifications to the bathroom environment to ensure safety and accessibility. Eating: Occupational therapy can help individuals develop or regain skills related to feeding oneself, such as using utensils, cutting food, and pouring liquids. Toileting: Our occupational therapists can provide strategies to enhance toileting skills, including managing clothing, hygiene practices, and using adaptive equipment like raised toilet seats. Our Occupational Therapy team offers comprehensive self-help skills therapy services to children in various Ohio areas, including CincinnatiClevelandColumbusDaytonToledoPerrysburg, and Youngstown – Northern Kentucky, and Tampa, FloridaOur certified occupational therapists works collaboratively to help children improve their self-help abilities, fostering independence and self-assurance.

Why Choose McKibben & Monte?

  • Expertise: Our Occupational Therapists are highly trained in assessing and supporting children’s self-help skills development. They employ evidence-based techniques to enhance independence in daily tasks.
  • Individualized Plans: We recognize that each child’s self-help challenges are unique. Our therapy plans are personalized to address their specific difficulties and goals.
  • In-School Convenience: We provide our services directly in your child’s school, ensuring that therapy is easily accessible and integrated into their daily routine.
  • Collaboration: We work closely with parents, caregivers, and educators to ensure that our therapy aligns with the child’s overall development and educational objectives.
  • Progress Tracking: Our focus is on helping children build confidence and competence in self-help skills. We monitor progress and celebrate every achievement on their journey to independence.

Getting Started

If you believe that your child may benefit from self-help skills therapy or if you’re seeking professional guidance to address their self-help challenges, reach out to us today. Contact us to schedule an evaluation. Our Occupational Therapy team will work closely with you to understand your child’s needs and create a personalized plan to support their journey towards self-reliance.

Join Us in Empowering Independence

At McKibben & Monte, we believe that every child deserves to gain confidence in daily life tasks, unlocking their potential for independence and self-assurance. Our self-help skills therapy services aim to empower children to thrive in their daily routines and become more self-reliant.

McKibben & Monte – Where Independence Matters