Adaptive skills training refers to a systematic and structured approach to teaching individuals the necessary skills to function effectively and independently in various aspects of their lives. These skills are often referred to as “adaptive” because they enable individuals to adapt and navigate daily activities, social interactions, and personal responsibilities.
Adaptive skills training is commonly used with individuals who have developmental disabilities, such as autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities, or other cognitive impairments. However, it can also be beneficial for individuals with mental health conditions, learning disabilities, or those who require additional support in developing essential life skills.
The specific adaptive skills targeted in training programs may vary depending on the individual’s needs and goals.