The Vision Rehabilitation Therapy program
uses the Independent Living Skills Lab (ILS Lab) as their primary classroom. The ILS Lab serves as the training facility to teach VRT students adapted activities of daily living skills in the areas of adaptive food preparation, adaptive home management skills, including: cleaning, crafts, eating skills, home maintenance skills, etc.
The ILS Lab is also an invaluable space in which the Occupational Therapy
department utilizes all three semesters, especially in the summer and fall when students in the Master of Occupational Therapy (MSOT) degree program are learning about OT theory and practice for adult and geriatric populations. The OT students at Salus love this space because it's where they learn clinical, hands-on skills necessary for them to master prior to embarking on their off-campus Fieldwork experiences, such as transfer, functional mobility, assistive device, and other instrumental and basic activity of daily living skills.