Many disabilities have a functional impact on an individuals life. The functional impact of disability can be categorised into a number of domains:

  • Mobility and Motor Skills

  • Communication

  • Social Interaction

  • Learning

  • Self-Management

  • Self-Care

Functional Domains

Mobility & Motor Skills

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Communication

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Social Interaction

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Learning

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Self-Management

Self-management is the process in which one acts independently to complete tasks and take an active role in monitoring and reinforcing their own behavior. Self-management strategies can be used to improve academic performance, productivity, time on-task, and to decrease problem behavior. Self-management includes:

 

  • Setting goals

  • Self monitoring, evaluation, and reinforcement

  • Managing household responsibilities (e.g. laundry, cleaning and cooking)

  • Budgeting money

  • Solving problems that arise

  • Making decisions

  • Taking responsibility

  • Behaving responsibly and safely

  • Maintaining adequate diet and nutrition

  • Shopping

  • Cooking

  • Keeping safe in the home environment (e.g. food storage, use of stove etc.)

Self-Care

Self-care is the process of day-to-day activities related to one's physical, mental, or emotional functioning. Self-care activities include:

 

  • Personal care

  • Personal grooming

  • Dressing

  • Bathing

  • Toileting

  • Getting around inside the home

  • Maintaining physical health

  • Non-accidental self-care

  • Managing medication

  • Sexual health and wellbeing

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