What new skills do you wish your child with autism had? What keeps you up at night worrying about their long-term health and well-being? At Camp Worth, we offer a functional skills training program designed to help your child grow and develop into the best version of themselves they can be. Practical training can be empowering, especially in a positive, motivating environment. To learn more about our therapy programs for autism in Texas, reach out to our team today at 855.915.2545.
What Is a Functional Skills Training Program?
Functional skills are those which are practical. These are necessary skills that most people need to have to do well in daily life. They often define a person’s quality of life for years to come. In our functional skills training program, we assess the needs of your child with autism. We then determine which new skills are beneficial to them and create a plan for achieving those goals.
Benefits of Functional Skills Training
There are many benefits to adding a functional skills training program to your child’s autism treatment plan. Some of these benefits include:
- Gaining independence as new life skills are learned
- Learning how to manage and control negative behaviors and emotions
- Developing communication skills that will help in all aspects of life
- Developing decision-making, self-care, and relaxation skills
- Academic improvement
Functional skills training sets children and teens with autism up for success, and the things they learn in their programs will stay with them as they grow into the best versions of themselves. Programs like this are also highly beneficial to the whole family, ensuring everyone has the tools and support they need to grow, learn, and support the needs of their loved one with autism as they all continue to navigate life.
Which New Skills Matter to Your Child?
While you may wish you could provide your child with everything they need to thrive, some new skills are very valuable. Your child may have their own thoughts on what they’d like to improve. Our goal is to give those to your child within our functional skills autism treatment program. Some of those skills may include:
- Self-care such as toileting, bathing, and hygiene skills
- Communication skills such as language, picture communication, signs, saying “no”
- Relaxation and having fun skills
- Decision-making skills, such as choosing activities or items
- Work skills based on tasks they need to perform
- Safety skills such as avoiding accidents and what to do when there is a risk
How many of these skills does your child have? Are there others you’re concerned that they lack? What does your child think of the matter, and what would they like to incorporate into their therapy and training? Our functional training can improve outcomes by facilitating training that’s understandable, consistent, and effective. We also offer an autism parent treatment program to help you along every step of the way.
How Is Functional Skills Training Taught?
You may have put in much time and work to help your son or daughter achieve these skills already. You may be unsure that we or anyone else can improve those skills. In functional training, we work carefully to create customized treatment programs designed to meet your child’s needs.
This service often occurs in individual autism therapy programs. That means we work one-on-one with your child to help them learn these skills. We use different approaches to teach critical topics and new skills. We perform this treatment in ways that reach your child. Sometimes that method is visual. Sometimes students benefit from engaging in activities to learn these skills.
Our functional skills training program starts with a comprehensive analysis of your child’s needs. We then create an educational path to reach them. In addition to this, we build from routine and consistency, providing repetitive content so that the child understands it as fully as possible. In many cases, we then offer consistent reinforcement so that there is no deviation from what they learn.
Can a Functional Skills Training Program Help Your Son or Daughter?
To learn how well functional training can help your child, we must provide a full assessment. We need to consider their current diagnosis and create a plan for reaching their needs. You may benefit from this program if:
- Your child lacks any of these functional skills
- You can’t seem to get through to them
- Learning at home is difficult or impossible
- Violent behaviors or tendencies get in the way
- You want your child to have a positive environment that motivates them
Explore our functional skills training program at Camp Worth. When you do, you may learn there’s much more we can do for you. Reach out to us today at 855.915.2545
Reach Higher and Achieve More with Camp Worth
With a comprehensive functional skills training program, Camp Worth can support you and your child on your autism journey. Help them learn new skills through functional skills training. No matter where you are right now, our team can push your child to new heights. Call us today at 855.915.2545 or fill out our online form to learn more.