The Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS) is an independent living assessment tool. It also uses a skill tracking system, and curriculum guide for the development of essential skills for achieving independence. It can be used to demonstrate a learner's current functional skill repertoire and provide tracking information for the progressive development of these skills throughout the lifespan. The AFLS contains task analyses of many of the skills essential for participation in a wide range of family, community, and work environments and can be used simultaneously with the ABLLS®-R.
The AFLS Complete Bundle covers hundreds of daily living skills in 24 skill areas to comprehensively assess an individual's functional, practical, and essential skills in everyday life, in their home, school, and community. The skills addressed are all based upon overarching goals for maximizing freedom, independence, and opportunities for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Each assessment module contains eight different skills areas that thoroughly assess functional skills across a wide range of settings throughout a learner's lifespan.
The Basic Living Skills Module includes: -Self-Management -Basic Communication -Dressing -Toileting -Grooming -Bathing -Health, Safety, and First Aid -Nighttime Routines
The Home Skills Module includes: -Meals at Home -Dishes -Clothing and Laundry -Housekeeping and Chores -Household Mechanics -Leisure -Kitchen -Cooking
The Community Participation Skills Module includes: -Basic Mobility -Community Knowledge -Shopping -Meals in Public -Money -Phone -Time -Social Awareness and Manners
The School Skills Protocol includes: -Classroom Mechanics Routines and Expectations -Meals at School -Social Skills -Technology -Common Knowledge -Core Academics -Applied Academics
The Independent Living Skills Protocol includes: -Organizational Skills -Self-Care -Maintenance & Cleaning -Mechanics & Repairs -Community Travel -Transportation
-Kitchen Tools & Appliances -Food & Meal Planning -Money Management -Independent Shopping -Personal Management -Safety -Problem Solving -Social Interactions -Living with Others -Interpersonal Relationships
The Vocational Skills Protocol includes: -Job Search -Interview -Basic Skills -Coworker Relations -Workplace Safety -Fixed Activity Skills -Custodial & Cleaning -Laundry
-Retail -Support Personnel -Office Skills -Computer Skills -Restaurant Skills -Restaurant Kitchen -Warehouse -Tools -Trades & Construction -Landscaping
By Dr. James Partington, BCBA-D, and Dr. Michael Mueller, BCBA-D.