AFLS Home Skills Assessment Protocol
• Meals at Home
• Clothing and Laundry
• Housekeeping and Chores
• Household Mechanics
The Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS) is an assessment, skills 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
AFLS Skills Tracking Grid Samples:
Each AFLS Module contains a unique skills tracking grid used to depict the assessment results. The skills tracking grid allows you to see the results, select skills that are in need of instructional support, track progress over subsequent administrations, and compare progress over time. The samples below are taken from two different children; a typically developing 12 year old male and a 10 year old male diagnosed with autism. The shading of the different cells and rows represent progress or mastery of the different skills in each protocol. More shading means the learner has acquired more skills. Less shading means the learner has not yet acquired those skills. AFLS grids will be different for each child dependent upon their own functional experiences.
By Dr. James Partington, BCBA-D, and Dr. Michael Mueller, BCBA-D.