Adaptive Skills Training (AST) – 605
The AST program at Independent Hands reflects a pattern of activities similar to those of non-disabled adults. The program is designed to develop and maintain the consumer’s functional skills so that he/she is able to make good decisions on the daily basis. The scheduled training activities in the program was designed to ensure that the entire direct services are provided by AST Instructors whose main goal is to work towards achieving the Consumer’s individual objectives contained in the IPP.
1. Independent Hands main objective will be for the consumer to learn to take responsibility in making life decisions. IH will provide activities that will allow the consumer to develop a positive self image and self esteem so that he/she can gradually increase his/her independence and self advocacy.
2. Ongoing monitoring.
3. Independent Hands will assist the consumer in:
The Activities will include teaching and constant monitoring to encourage progress. Especial attention will be given to the Consumer’s ability to make decisions and the effects that this may cause in his/her life. The main focus will be to allow the Consumer to build his/her self-esteem by making decisions effectively.