CTC’s Life Skills program helps pre-teens and teens build independence within a community setting to promote physical activity for overall health and emotional wellbeing. This program targets areas in executive functioning, self-care, social skills, health and wellness, & meaningful occupations.
CTC’s Life Skills Program is led by our occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and behavior therapists to assist pre-teens and teenagers embrace their independence and self-sufficiency in a social environment. We have teamed up with Wheelhouse Sports Facility to provide a location suitable to promote independence in age-appropriate self-help skills and instrumental activities of daily living skills (IADLs). IADLs are vital for children and young adults to prepare for independent living. These activities are needed to participate independently in home, school, community, and work environments. At CTC’s Life Skills Program, our clients work on IADLs including small meal preparation, laundry, basic cleaning and home safety. In addition to basic IADLs, intervention at Life Skills focuses on independence in areas of self-management, interpersonal and social skills, decision making, time management, money management and home management skills. Also, our program will allow for teaching the importance of integrating lifetime physical activity for overall health and emotional wellbeing.