Essential Life Skills for Individuals with Autism

Speech therapist working with a child on a correct pronunciation using a prop

Everyone needs to cultivate skills for success in life. This is even more significant when it comes to individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities or autism spectrum disorders. Here are some life skills that we work towards cultivating:

  1. Job Skills
    Just because a child has been recommended to receive ABA therapy regularly, doesn’t mean that they can no longer learn skills to help them live independent lives. It is a main goal to teach a child diagnosed with autism and help them develop job skills, a skill they can use in the future. We assist with interpersonal skills, making eye contact, conversational skills and communication skills to assist your child with rewarding job or volunteer positions.

  2. Safety Skills
    Cultivating safety skills is a priority. After all, this skill can allow them to stay safe while crossing the road, playing with other children, or even staying at home on their own.

  3. Time Management
    Learning how to manage their time as early as possible is beneficial. An individual who knows how to measure time can keep track of their schedule better which is an important pre-requisite to living independently.

  4. Personal Hygiene
    Regardless of whether the child is undergoing ABA therapy in Massachusetts or not, teaching them to maintain proper hygiene is essential. It is important for an individual diagnosed with autism to become independent in a hygiene routine such as getting dressed, brushing their teeth, brushing their hair, washing their face, etc. Our staff can help you and your child learn these tasks in a way that reduces anxiety and enhances confidence and personal hygiene skills.

You can entrust your child with developmental disabilities to Key Connections ABA Services, LLC. We have ABA services in Malden, Everett, Tewksbury, Chelmsford, Massachusetts that we customize to be suit your child’s unique skills and abilities. Contact us for more details.

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