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R.E.S.I Targets

Residential Core Targets


R – real life skills

                  E – effective communication

     S – social interaction

                    I – intimate and personal care


Each program has stages of ability that are both challenging and achievable to each individual.

Real Life Skills

Real life skills are a wide range of tasks from domestic skills of setting the table and hovering. To learning to organise themselves, to sort out clothes and to follow a job rota’s. Also we teach Independence: Shopping, cooking, public transport. This gives a chance for students to gain new skills they have yet to try.

Effective Communication

In this program we teach the individual to have to ability to convey or share ideas and feeling effectively. These are a few things we will focus on, greeting, passing on messages, using a telephone, being part of resi student council. This encourages the individual to have a voice, get their needs met and build their self-confidence.

Social Interaction

Developing social skills in our students prepares them for a lifetime of healthier interactions in all aspects of life. Social skills are an integral part of functioning in society. Displaying good manners, communicating effectively with others, being considerate of the feelings of others and expressing personal needs are all important components of solid social skills. Helping our students to develop these important skills requires a different set of strategies in each stage of the development program.

Intimate & Personal Care

Personal care refers to anything that is done to take care of your body. Hair care skills include washing the hair regularly and keeping it groomed. Oral care skills include brushing teeth. We have our main 7 – 8 target areas of personal care that we work towards, introducing shaving and menstrual care programs to each individual that needs it.