So, what is Habilitation?

January 6, 2012
Sharon Soliday, CCC-SLP

Habilitation is the process of supplying a person with the means to develop maximum independence in activities of daily living through training or treatment.

Most of us are familiar with the term rehabilitation and are comfortable with our role in providing 'rehab' services.  Habilitation, on the other hand, may be less common.  I don't know of many SLP's who consider themselves "habilitation providers."  Audiologists may be somewhat more comfortable with the term as providers of aural habilitation, but not in other contexts.

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