Healthy, sustainable living requires the right life skills and daily routine to maintain balance and independence. At times, our clients need assistance learning essential daily living skills from cooking and cleaning to personal hygiene and self-care.
At The Dorm, our skills therapists are available to provide in-home support to assist in learning and developing daily living skills, reinforcing a foundation for purposeful, mindful living.
Types Of Life Skill Support At The Dorm:
Successful learning and integration of key life skills is best done in real-time. Our skills therapists are available to meet our clients wherever they are, quite literally! Life skills support can be done in the home, community, or at our offices.
Areas of Focus
Based on our clients’ needs, life skill support can be focused around cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, personal care, budgeting, social skills, exposures, DBT skills and vocational support. We can also provide support for medication oversight, home wake-up, regulation of sleep-wake cycle and sleep hygiene.
How Do We Ensure The Successful Learning Of Life Skills?
We believe in learning through real-time support and accountability. Life skills is a therapeutic area that is best taught through doing each action with guidance, support and goal-setting. Our skills therapists help our clients “do” these daily tasks by first verbalizing the process and objectives, outlining success measures and finally helping carry out each function. Through a balance of repetition and accountability, our goal is for our clients to learn the fundamental skills necessary for healthy, sustainable living.