Life Skills Training

life_skills_trainingSpectrum places a strong emphasis on teaching students the necessary life skills to work, socialize, remain safe, care for their personal needs and lead the most independent lives possible. Relying on the methods of behavior analysis, Spectrum focuses on the most effective strategies for teaching skills to each student’s optimal level of independence. These strategies include shaping, chaining, discrete trial and naturalistic teaching procedures.

We help students gain self-confidence and greater independence by working closely with families and schools to find approaches that work for students.

Spectrum uses educational assessments paired with care provider and student input to develop educational programs tailored to the student’s most pressing needs. For students requiring behavioral intervention, Spectrum conducts functional analysis assessments to develop positive behavior intervention plans based on the function of behavior that are tailored to meet the needs of each student.

Daily Living Skills

Daily living skills are an important part of each student’s education. As part of our daily living skills curriculum, students learn about:

  • time management
  • personal hygiene
  • food preparation
  • personal finance and money management
  • transportation solutions
  • household management
  • responsible decision-making
  • civic responsibility
  • personal organization
  • recreation and leisure skills