The Essentials for Living Curriculum has identified 8 essential “must have” skills that are deemed necessary for an individual to attain in order to live a happy, fulfilling, productive and high quality life. These 8 skills include:
Accepting removals, transitions, sharing, and taking turns
Completing Consecutive Tasks
Following Directions Pertaining to Health and Safety
Completing Daily Living Skills
Tolerating Health and Safety Situations
The Essentials for Living Program at ABA Connections
At ABA Connections we have developed a program that utilizes the Essentials for Living Curriculum to determine the current performance levels of a client and create appropriate goals and objectives using the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis and Verbal Behaviour. Goals are achieved through the use of empirically-validated procedures utilizes in both the natural environment as well as through direct instruction. All clients in our Essentials for Living Program work 1:1 or in small groups with trained therapists using behavioural supports that suit their needs.
Our programming doesn’t end there!
As goals are often targeting the essential “must have” skills, many of our individualized programs within the Essentials for Living Program can be implemented in the home, school or out in the community. Parents, teachers, and other individuals in a clients life are encouraged to participate alongside the program. ABA Connections Clinical Team are available to support the generalization of skills through consultations, training, and a wide library of resources.
To learn more about our Essentials for Living Program check out our #LifeSkillsatABAConnections photo album or reach out to our Director of Client Services.