Why Are Adaptive Skills Important?
Adaptive behavior refers to a person’s social responsibility and independent performance of daily activities. A lack of adaptive skills could be seen in my children. When they were five years old, they could not do many basic things for themselves like bathe, brush their hair, brush their teeth, put on their clothes and shoes without assistance, they were not aware of safety including giving out too much information to random strangers and running in front of moving vehicles. They could not eat without making a huge mess. They were behind in pretty much every skill. An individual that is experiencing intellectual delay, autism or other social, emotional, behavioral challenges may have deficits in adaptive functioning domains. Crimson Counseling focuses on helping pre-teens, teens and young adults develop adaptive functioning skills to move closer to independence.