Activities of Daily Living (ADL): Definition, Assessment & Examples

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What is the name of the collection of skills we need to live independently?

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1. Which term describes life skills like hygiene and dressing, usually learned as young children, considered essential to living life independently?

2. Which term describes skills like grocery shopping and cooking, usually learned during our school years, considered essential to living life independently?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these assessments to test your knowledge of the activities of daily life. They will ask questions about the activities and tools of daily life.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students interested in using the quiz/worksheet should consider the following information:

  • Name of the group of skills we need to live independently
  • Group name of activities such as basic hygiene and dressing
  • Term for skills like grocery shopping and cooking
  • Tools used to document skills an individual may be lacking
  • Reasons for doctors to examine a patient's life skill abilities

Skills Practiced

The quiz/worksheet will help you improve these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - read and pull essential information from the related lesson on activities of daily life
  • Defining key concepts - define the various group names and understand the daily life activities that fall under each
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding tools used to document skills a person needs to improve on to live independently
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about reasons for doctors to examine their patients' life skill abilities

Additional Learning

Check out the accompanying lesson, Activities of Daily Living (ADL): Definition, Assessment & Examples, to learn more about this topic. It will help you meet these goals and objectives:

  • Define activities of daily life
  • Identify the types of ADL
  • Understand the reasons for assessments
  • Learn the types of assessments
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