Skill Building Program Development

After assessments have been concluded, skill building programs will be developed taking into consideration the individual client’s strengths and needs. There are many benefits to conducting learning in your home or the community. One of the primary benefits of in-home/community delivery is that the target skills and/or behaviours can be trained in the environment that they are most likely to occur (e.g., brushing teeth or household routines). Another primary benefit of in-home/community service delivery is that it allows for the newly learned skills to be easily generalized to the primary caregivers and other environments. Learning involves teaching the client in an environment that is more natural, and that gives the opportunity to practice the learned skills with others. School routines are in place to allow the child to become ready for life in the community. Sample of skill building programs are:
  • Toileting
  • Nighttime Routines
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Eating Habits
  • Toothbrushing
  • Value of Money
  • Budgeting
  • Figures of Speech