Solution Name: Training to Assist With Cooking
Cooking is an exciting way to introduce a wide variety of skills to individuals in need of increasing Activity of Daily Living Skills (ADL’s) in this area. The goal is to equip individuals to be independent and to be exposed to several distinct skill sets:
Understanding kitchen safety
Understanding cooking vocabulary
Identifying and using cooking tools
Reading and following a recipe
Preparing for and planning a meal
1.Task Analysis, or breaking tasks into simple steps and stating clearly how to perform each step before putting the steps together.
2.Multi-Sensory Instruction involving as many of the five senses as possible. By its nature, cooking appeals to many senses: pay attention to the instructions used for cooking.
Use plenty of visual instructions
Use plenty of auditory instruction
Finally, ensure and tailor cooking instruction accordingly to address the needs of the individual. While looking at individual needs, consider the ideas, opinions, and preferences which will motivate them further to learn how to cook. Remember to use the following: Language: following directions, Fine Motor: open and closing containers, kneading dough, Sensory: exploring various textures and smells.