Habilitation & Respite Services

Habilitation Services

Habilitation Services enable people with disabilities live with greater independence through the development of new skills, behaviors and capabilities. The training focuses on areas such as socialization, communication, self-care, pre-vocational skills, leisure activities, problem solving and physical/emotional expression.

A trained Direct Support Professional offers the service. Taking into account the goals and outcomes determined by the individual or the team, the professional works one-on-one with the client. Parents and guardians can also undertake training to offer habilitation to their children.

Respite

With respite services, you can relax and let go of your concerns with the assurance that trained staff will take care of your child’s needs and comfort. Alternatively, based on your preference, we can also train or certify your relative, neighbor, or person from your church to care for your child.

Habilitation and Respite

Therapy Matters, Inc. offers Respite and Habilitation. Habilitation is provided one-on-one with a child/individual in their home, center, and/or in the community. Habilitation goals are defined from the Individual Support Plan (ISP) in the following skill areas:

  • Communication
  • Self-help
  • Fine/gross motor
  • Memory & organization
  • Social skills

Respite provides care-giving to individuals and is used primarily to give caregivers a break from the emotional demands of providing continuous care to someone who has a disability. This service gives the parent/guardian a break (respite) to complete tasks/errands that they are otherwise unable to complete without assistance from someone taking care of their child/individual