Is your teen, or are YOU transitioning from childhood into adulthood? Are you finding this a challenge and don’t know where to turn? Well, great news, you’re not the only one! The transition from childhood into adulthood is not always easy and is a time for significant change. If this sounds familiar to you, then maybe an occupational therapist can help!
An occupational therapist can work with you on a variety of skills and organize fun and educational outings to appropriate facilities to assist with daily living skills as they become more demanding at this stage of your life. This may include, but is not limited to:
- Dressing/appropriateness of clothing
- Personal hygiene
- Health and Nutrition
- Transportation (i.e. public transportation or obtaining your license)
- Meal preparation/cooking
- Kitchen/home safety
- Household chores/clean up
- Safety awareness
- Shopping/gift giving
- Ordering at restaurants
- Advanced telephone use
- Working constructively within a peer group setting
- Medical management (i.e. making appointments, attending appointments independently, medication management)
- Money management
- Resume writing
- Job searching
If your child or YOU are experiencing any of the above, contact a pediatric Karp OT today. The occupational therapist can help you to gain confidence and independence in all aspects of your life including self-care, work, school, community mobility and navigation, etc.
To learn more about occupational therapy for youth transitions, simply call Karp Rehabilitation at 604-420-7800!