Skills for Living Clinic

The Skills for Living clinic at Western Michigan University is a community enrichment program where student occupational therapists serve children and their families to support social skill development and self regulation. Student clinicians are supervised by a licensed occupational therapist.  

The focus of Skills for Living is to provide OT student facilitated evaluation and intervention from a holistic perspective to help children develop the ability to maintain a calm, alert state for participation in everyday life. Children also develop social skills for making friends and developing relationships. Services are delivered in both group and individual formats.  

Some diagnoses of children who attend this clinic include: 

  • ADHD 

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders 

  • Mood disorders 

  • Exposure to trauma 

  • Anxiety 

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders 

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder 

The focus of the Skills for Living clinic is to provide children appropriate self-regulation strategies, coping strategies, emotional recognition and appropriate social interaction skills.  

For more information about this program, including enrollment and tuition email or call (269) 387-7074.