Assess students at their current level of functioning and build instructional interventions to target “holes” revealed through assessing. Show the progress that a student with significant disabilities has made on a consistent set of assessed skills, measuring the student only against themself.
The goals and objectives for each skill are standard based and aligned with Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment, which are lined up to Common Core.
‘Holes’ are revealed through assessing the individual at his/her current level of functioning so that a unique IEP can be formulated for intervention.
Once areas of weakness (‘holes’) are identified, the curriculum activities can provide intervention.
The program comes with ready-made manipulatives to carry out assessment and curriculum activities. Physical manipulatives provide tactile interaction to stimulate learning. For example, being able to touch and move similar objects varying in size is more advantageous than pointing to the objects on a screen.
Printed manipulatives, like numbers, alphabets, and pictures are also laminated to withstand wear and tear.
Collect Data and Report Progress
Individuals are measured against themselves and even the smallest of progress is measurable. Each curriculum objective contains a skill specific data collection sheet in order to show progress, no matter how small or large that change is.
The program is composed of three developmental levels:
Focusing on academic skills and covering multiple levels of reading, math, and writing abilities. 83 skills.
Focusing on basic skills that increase the ability for students to become proficient at taking care of their own everyday needs, including self-feeding and food prep, grooming and hygiene, chores and commuting. 48 skills.
Job Training Skills
Focusing on basic daily living abilities to the skills required to successfully work, live, and independently succeed in the future – the capacity for independence, the ability to earn and spend money, and opportunities to learn new skills and interact more with others. Identify individual’s strength and empower them toward employability. 33 skills.
Evidence-Based Best Practices
Developed by RESNA Certified Assistive Technology professionals with over 50 years combined experience in education. The concepts within the program have been synthesized using a broad literature review.
Functional Skills Kit includes Assessment Kit, Goals and Objectives, Data Collection Sheets, One Classroom set of Curriculum Activities, five Task Boxes, and Half-Day Training.
WARNING: Choking Hazard. Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.