Lifeskills are skills that are the key to living independently and promoting self-sufficiency. They may
include, but are not limited to:

  •  Core skills (ie: literacy and numeracy)
  • Daily Living Skills (ie: personal hygiene, oral hygiene, dressing etc…)
  • Independent Living Skills (ie: budgeting, money management etc…)
  • Social Skills (ie: interpersonal skills, self-confidence, etc…)
  • Vocational Skills (ie: resume building, developing interview skills, etc…)


Methods for learning Life Skills are taught based on the individuals cognitive and developmental
functioning and adaptive abilities. Techniques may include:

  • Backward Chaining
  • Experiential Learning
  • Goal Setting
  • One-to-One Counselling
  • On Site Job Training
  • Stress Management
  • Task Analysis
  • Time Management
  • Visual Supports

An Individual Assessment will be conducted, and a Support Plan will be created based on the Individuals
cognitive functioning level. Once the Assessment and Support Plan is developed, methods for learning
are then created, and skills are taught using the most effective learning tool(s) specific to each Individuals
own needs and abilities.