Daily Living Skills

Daily living skills (or “Activities of Daily Living”) are the basic skills you need in regular daily life. These include (but are not limited to):

  • Grooming: This includes all activities necessary to maintain personal hygiene, like brushing your teeth, bathing, shaving, and hair and nail care.
  • Toileting: This includes the ability to control your bladder and bowels (continence), use the toilet safely, and clean yourself after use.
  • Dressing: This involves the ability to dress yourself properly, including using buttons and zippers.
  • Eating: This includes the ability to use cutlery and feed yourself.


social narratives

Social Narratives

Social narratives break down important parts of a social activity or event, helping students understand appropriate behaviors and different perspectives.


Curriculum Materials



Related Topics

  • Visit our Assistive Technology (AT) Tools page to learn about how AT can support students in the areas of recreation and leisure, computer/device access, and more.
  • If you suspect that a child may have a disability in this area, visit our Special Education page to learn about Minnesota’s disability categories.


Click MoreThe individuals below frequently partner with special education teachers who support students with needs in this area. Please reach out if you have questions about this area of functioning or the resources on this page.

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