Here at Vocational Solutions of Henderson County, we help provide individuals with disabilities with the necessary skills to succeed. One way we do that is through life skills training. We understand that every individual has unique needs and abilities, so we work hard to customize each program to fit their needs and abilities. Here’s how.
- Begin with an evaluation: Before we begin any life skills training, we perform an evaluation to assess social skills, mental skills, awareness, and capabilities. That way, we can understand the individual’s circumstances and needs. We use this information to create a vocational profile that we update throughout the training program and provide for employers to help with employment decisions.
- Teach what they need: Based on the evaluation, we can make decisions as to what skills to focus on in the life skills training program. Some skills we might focus on could include the basics like personal hygiene, grooming, or toileting. If the individual is more abled, then the training might include higher-level skills like cooking and meal preparation.
- Personalized activities: The evaluation performed at the beginning of the life skills training course will also help us identify the individual’s interests. We can then add different activities in the community to their training. Such activities might include grocery shopping, dining, cooking classes, etc. This way, they can find enjoyment in their training while still learning necessary life skills and integrating into the community.
If you have a son or daughter with intellectual or developmental disabilities, autism, or traumatic brain injuries, you can enroll them in our life skills training programs and rest assured that they are getting the training best suited to their abilities and needs. Give us a call if you would like to learn more.