Life Skills (Ages 18+)

Small group sessions for adults with Developmental disabilities that focus on cognitive, self-regulation, social/emotional, and self-help skills required for activities of daily living

Goal areas may include:

Cognitive—increasing the ability to identify objects, concepts, and build on individual strengths

Emotional—improving emotional awareness, and identifying and implementing coping strategies.

Social—increasing the ability to follow rules, interact in community events, and share experiences with others.

Activities of daily living—improving foundational skills that promote independence in a community setting.

Physical—improving muscle tone, range of motion, palmer and pincher grasp, and crossing midline.

Therapuetic music interventions include:

Movement through music: using dance and yoga to improve physical and social skills.

Functional instrument play: Working together or independently playing an instrument to improve social and physical skills.

Singing: Using call-and-response, musical social stories, performing, and group singing to improve cognitive, emotional, and social skills.

Sensory exploration: Using a variety of instruments and tools that improve motor, cognitive, and activities of daily living skills

 

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