Teaching Functional Academics and Daily Living Skills
Daily living and self-help skills are a necessary part of everyday and are necessary skills to acquire. Shining Stars believes students are conditioned to develop independence through direct and repetitive participation in those activities. In combination with language, math, literacy and social and emotional development, self-help skills can be developed. For instance, working on brushing teeth is a fabulous opportunity to reinforce cooperation, teach motor and vocal imitation, teach the child to request items related to brushing teeth, receptively identify and label items and carry a conversation about those items. Participating in daily routines will make it easier for the child to master self-help skills.
A behavioural assessment, using the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning, Verbal Behaviour Milestones Placement Program, Brigance Assessment Tool and/or the Assessment of Functional Living skills, the assessments are used to determine your child’s needs, learning profile and goals. A fulsome Individual Academic and Behavioural Plan is developed. Shining Stars’ programs are overseen by our Clinical Supervisor, BCBA.