Are you seeking to develop a daily living skills checklist for adults or children with developmental disabilities? It can be hard to know where to start. At Functional Living Skills, our goal is to help. Whether that means offering checklists that help children with autism to develop daily routines or hosting introductory workshops that provide people with the knowledge, skills and tools to analyze and track a learner’s functional living skills and develop an individualized teaching program, our goal is to foster a pathway towards independence.
Our team’s sole focus is on creating developmental assessments and programs to help teach practical living skills for people with developmental disabilities. Regardless of the age of the learner, we hope that our practical tools create a pathway to independence. Our careers are dedicated to helping people with autism spectrum disorder, and with a combined 60+ years of in-the-field experience, no matter your situation, we believe that the AFLS can help.
What Is The AFLS?
The AFLS offers protocols ranging from independent living skills to home skills and more. In short, the various protocols are broken down, allowing parents, teachers, and caregivers to effectively promote independence and keep track of the progress.
The AFLS Guide allows parents to administer and score the assessment and also offers information on which tasks to pick and how to teach those skills. It is designed in such a way that it can be used by anyone working with a learner, allowing parents to share the AFLS with schools and community groups.
Promoting Functional Life Skills
Developing a daily living skills checklist on your own can be a challenge. That’s why we created the ultimate guide to helping people with autism spectrum disorder. One of our missions was to make this as easily as possible, and that’s why anyone who is actively working with the individual can both conduct and administer the AFLS, as well as adding scores. Designed to be used collaboratively across all stakeholders involved in a learner’s program, our guide provides information on how to administer and score the assessment. You’ll even find information on selecting tasks, teaching, and task analysis examples.
All it takes is a look at our success stories to see that what we have created really works for people. At the end of the day, that’s the most important thing, and you’ll find that the confidence and skills that are gained are priceless.
A Look at Our Workshops
Functional skills of daily living offer everyone the chance to be their best. We even offer two different types of workshops — basic and advanced — and they offer skills that caregivers of people with developmental disabilities will find useful. The basic workshop offers a look at all of the different content areas in order to help our audience familiarize themselves with what the protocols entail. We also cover the scoring, where to use it, how to use it, and how to assess the results.
The advanced workshop allows us to go a little more in-depth with the topics of the basic workshop as well as exploring details about procedures, using reinforcement, troubleshooting and overcoming obstacles, and more.
Learn About The AFLS Assessment Protocols
The Assessment of Functional Living Skills Protocol offers instruction on the following areas: basic living skills, home skills, community participation skills, school skills, vocational skills, and independent living skills. The AFLS Guide is an accompanying teaching companion that contains teaching strategies, prompting suggestions, and task analysis information, allowing you to help score responses and identify various objectives while working with the learner to address his or her specific needs.
Each protocol is further broken down into specific skills. For example, the protocol for basic living skills includes curriculum for areas including self-management, basic communication, dressing, toileting, grooming, bathing, first said, and nighttime routines. The protocol for community participation skills is broken down into areas including basic mobility, community knowledge, shopping, meals in public, money, phones, time, and social awareness and manners.
The most versatile method for offering learners a pathway to independence, the AFLS is designed to offer high-quality content, allowing for the development of a unique curriculum or treatment plan. Explore the protocols and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.