Module 3:
Knowing & Understanding
the Individual


Habilitation Therapy

Mrs. Elizabeth “Betty” Lester


Did she grow up in a city or on a farm?

Did she raise a family – have a career outside of the home?

What people are important to her?

What makes
Mrs. Lester laugh?

What songs will
she sing?

Mrs. Lester likes
coffee, tea or beer?

What You’ll Learn

Do Personal Preferences Really Matter?

Their Preferences

Personal Preferences are Important

This Can Be Difficult

Strategies to Help Us Learn about the Person

Their History Is Important

Their Abilities Are Important

Their Personality Is Important

Observation/Assessment

What did we
talk about today?
Let’s review…

Personal Preferences are Important

Their Personality Is Important

Strategies to Help Us Learn about the Person