Psychologist

Toileting and Self Care

Toileting and Self Care

What are Self Care Activities

Self-care activities are the daily tasks children and people complete to take care of themselves independently. Some of these independent tasks include:

  • Getting dressed

  • Bathing/showering

  • Toileting

  • Grooming activities (brushing teeth, combing hair)

  • Feeding, and

  • Sleep

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Difficulty with completing self-care activities and following routine can stem from a variety of reasons including motor problems, sensory processing issues, reduced attention and executive function impairments. 


For individuals, difficulties with self-care activities may be expressed as problems with adhering to a morning or bedtime routine.