At Functional Living Skills, we believe that community participation is an essential part of growth for your learner. Designed to foster a pathway to independence via skills and confidence, the AFLS is designed specifically to help you track goals, assess progress, and help your learner to grow and thrive. With protocols on everything from basic living skills to school skills to home skills, this program allows you to tailor an approach to suit your specific needs.
In today’s post, we’ll highlight the importance of our Community Participation Skills Protocol and share how you can help to improve several social aspects in your learner’s daily life. From the most basic to the most in-depth skills, this protocol is designed to measure current abilities and show which areas require improvement. Keep reading to learn more.
Areas Assessed in This Protocol
What skills does the Community Participation Protocol cover? It will allow you to assess areas including basic mobility, community knowledge, shopping, public meals, money, phone use, time management, social awareness, and manners. In other words, it covers everything needed for participating successfully and independently in social situations.
For example, when it comes to social awareness and manners, a common task is to return an appropriate greeting. The objective is for the learner to return all greetings while making eye contact. You can score this task from 0 to 2 points; 2 points would indicate that the learner consistently returns greetings while making eye contact, whereas 1 point would be given when the learner returns the greeting, but requires a verbal prompt to make eye contact.
Another example would be waiting for a break in conversation before speaking. The task objective is for the learner to wait for others to stop talking before speaking. It can also be scored between 0 and 2 points with various criteria to take into consideration.
Providing Autism Resources You Can Count On
The Assessment of Functional Living Skills was designed specifically to provide helpful, versatile assessments for people on the autism spectrum. One thing we like to say is that it fosters a pathway to independence regardless of what skills the learner currently possesses. Our product allows parents, teachers, and caregivers to collaborate to form a curriculum for the areas that are most specifically relevant for the person in question.
At Functional Living Skills, we believe that people have a lot to gain from enjoying well-structured education that caters to their own individual needs. The AFLS allows parents, teachers, and caregivers alike to collaborate, forming a curriculum designed to promote growth and independence.
Learn More About the AFLS Guide
As we mentioned above, we offer protocols on basic living skills, home skills, school skills, vocational skills, independent living skills, and as you saw in today’s post, community participation skills. Learn more about the assessment protocols here, and you can utilize them any time, anywhere with an easy-to-understand approach that requires no certification.
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