What new skills do you wish your child with autism had? What keeps you up at night worrying about their long-term health and wellbeing? 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 this treatment option, 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 towards achieving those goals.
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. 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 risk
How many of these skills does your child have? Are there others you’re concerned that they lack? 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 We Teach Functioning Training?
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 need to 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 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 training. No matter where you are right now, our team can push your child to new heights. Call us today at 855.915.2545 to learn more.