10 Self-Reflection Questions for the End of the School Year

Self-reflection helps you to analyze your professional and personal growth.  By keeping a record of your ideas, reasons, actions, techniques, and assessments you can plan for your future and facilitate a positive outcome.   Take a few minutes to look back on the past school year. Use these 10 open-ended questions to ask yourself at the […]

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Self Care Skills – Predictor of Employment Success for Individuals with Autism

Recent research studied survey responses, interviews and basic self care assessments of basic daily tasks, such as bathing, brushing their teeth, cleaning and preparing meals, of 81 adults with moderate to severe autism. The results indicated the following: 1.  only 45% were employed. 2.  after taking into account symptom severity and communication ability, having good self-care […]

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Survey for Self Care Skills

There is an OT, Kristin Roll, from Minnesota who is collecting information on a child’s ability to complete self-care and home/community related skills in order to create a standardized test.  She hopes that this test will assist families in getting occupational therapy services covered for their children.  She is self funding this study. Here is […]

Teaching Children Daily Routines

Here is an informative hand out from Vanderbilt University entitled “Teaching Your Child to Become Independent with Daily Routines”. It includes what to expect from children at different age levels with regards to self care skills and tips on encouraging independence in children including those with special needs. You can view it at http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/documents/teaching_routines.pdf or […]