June 7, 2016

Daily Living Skills

 

At Diamond Valley SDS we strive to maximise our student’s independence in all areas of their life. 

Throughout the school day, we aim to support the students to develop independence in the areas of:

  • Feeding
  • Toileting
  • Self Care Skills
  • Dressing
  • Transitioning
  • Physical skills e.g. walking, standing

We also have a Independent Living Centre (ILC) at the school which we utilise to support the students to develop skills in a functional and contextual way. 

The students also run a cafeteria at the school throughout the year. This program allows them to work on skills such as preparing and cooking food, taking orders and handling money. Additionally, it provides an excellent opportunity to work on their literacy and communication skills e.g. creating menus, writing shopping lists and interacting with others.