So what if David is finally able to drink from a straw instead of spilling on himself?
Moments of progress like that can easily be deemed as insignificant and may not even be measurable in an alternate assessment.
We see every progress, big or small, as valuable. Yes, drinking from a straw means something to us.
‘Holes’ are revealed through assessing the individual at his/her current level of functioning so that a unique IEP can be formulated for intervention.
With the ‘holes’ in mind, teachers will be able to use the Functional Skills curriculum activities to target those identified areas of weakness.
Our “low-tech” Assistive Technology provides manipulatives needed by individuals with severe disabilities.
It’s all about the data. Individuals with disabilities are measured against themselves and even the smallest of progress is measurable.
Focus on academic skills covering multiple levels of reading, math and writing abilities.
Focus on basic skills that increase the ability for students to become proficient at taking care of their own everyday need
Focus on basic daily living abilities to the skills required to successfully work, live and independently succeed in the future.