Life Skills

The aim of the Life Skills Training Department is to foster self care, independence and a sense of integration into the larger community. All of our training and support services include the following:

  • Self-care / Home Economics
  • Academics / Budgeting
  • Physical Education/ Health and Wellness
  • Community access
  • Accessing Transportation
  • Computer Literacy
  • Employability training
  • Vocational Skills
  • College Work Study

 Goals and Objectives

Goal#1

Students will acquire the necessary daily living skills to allow for independent functioning in a variety of environments (home, vocational and community).

Objectives: Students will maintain well-groomed appearance and proper hygiene.

  • Students will perform appropriate first aid for minor cuts, burns, and insect bites.
  • Students will identify personal medical management needs (prescription, over-the-counter medicine, directions and safety of use).
  • Students will verbalize information about the need for regular exercise and proper diet to maintain healthy bodies

Goal#2: Students will complete a series of activities in order to prepare him/her to transition to competitive or supported employment.

Objectives: Student will define interests and abilities related to potential career and job opportunities.

  • Students will demonstrate skills necessary to effectively locate, apply, interview and maintain employment.
  • Students will identify attitudes and behaviors necessary for job success.
  • Students will apply decision-making strategies to job-related issues.
  • Students will define transition goals related to competitive or supported employment and training, independent living, and community participation.
  • Students will meet with adult service representatives to initiate referral process.
  • Students will demonstrate positive work habits and attitudes vocational settings.
  • Students will demonstrate positive work habits and attitudes on community-based vocational training.
  • Students will complete at least one community-based job training experiences.
  • Student’s will self evaluate work behavior in community-based vocational settings

Goal#3

Student will demonstrate self-advocacy skills in order to communicate learning style, academic and behavioral needs.

Objectives:

  • Students will communicate with Instructors to seek help, clarify instructions or requirements of academic tasks, and make them aware of accommodations.
  • Students will identify impact of behaviors on self and others and how it affects learning.
  • Students will accept the consequences of being unprepared for class by discussing such consequences and developing a strategy’s to avoid such problems in the future.
  • Students will discuss specific topic behaviors (positive and negative) and their effect on academic classes and/or social performance of self.
  • Students will seek guidance/direction when facing new or difficult situations.

Goal #4

Student will demonstrate organization and study skills in order to participate successfully in academic classes.

Objectives:

  • Students will show preparation for class by reporting to class on time with necessary materials.
  • Students will complete assigned tasks by following oral and written directions.
  • Students will complete assigned tasks by beginning within a reasonable amount of time and finishing within a specified time frame.
  • Students will demonstrate improved organizational skills by keeping class work orderly.
  • Students will demonstrate self-advocacy skills by planning with classroom Instructor for academic and behavior needs.
  • Students will accept the consequences of being unprepared for class by discussing such consequences and planning how to avoid such problems in the future.

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