Basic Skills Training

Basic Skills Training (BST) services are rehabilitative mental health services interventions designed to reduce cognitive and behavioral impairments and restore recipients to their highest level of functioning. BST services are provided to recipients with age and developmentally inappropriate cognitive and behavioral skills. BST services help recipients acquire (learn) constructive cognitive and behavioral skills.

Basic Skills Training Services

  • Basic Living and Self-Care Skills

    Recipients learn how to manage their interpersonal, emotional, cognitive and behavioral responses to various situations. They learn how to positively reflect anger, manage conflicts and express their frustrations verbally. They learn the dynamic relationship between actions and consequences.

  • Social Skills

    Recipients learn how to identify and comprehend the physical, emotional and interpersonal needs of others.

  • Communication Skills

    Recipients learn how to communicate their physical, emotional and interpersonal needs to others.

  • Parental Training

    Parental training teaches the recipient’s parents or legal guardians BST techniques. The objective is to help parents continue the recipient’s Rehabilitative Mental Health care in home and community based settings. Parental training must target the restoration of recipient’s cognitive and behavioral mental health impairment needs.

  • Organization and Time Management Skills

    Recipients learn how to manage and prioritize their daily activities.

  • Transitional Living Skills

    Recipients learn necessary skills to begin partial independent and/or fully independent lives.