1. Compensatory Skills:
Compensatory skills are essential life skills that all students need in order to be successful. These skills include career education, independent living skills, orientation and mobility, recreation and leisure, self-determination, social interaction skills, and technology. Each of these areas is important for students to learn in order to be able to live independently as adults.
2. Career Education:
Career education teaches students the skills they need to planning for their future careers. This includes learning about different careers, exploring educational options, and developing job skills.
3. Independent Living Skills:
Independent living skills teach students how to take care of themselves and manage their own lives. This includes things like cooking, cleaning, budgeting, and taking care of personal hygiene.
4. Orientation and Mobility:
Orientation and mobility teaches students how to navigate their environment safely and independently. This includes learning how to use public transportation, follow directions, and find their way around new places.
5. Recreation and Leisure:
Recreation and leisure activities provide students with opportunities to have fun and relax after a long day of school. These activities can include things like sports, arts and crafts, music, and reading.
Self-determination teaches students how to set goals for themselves and make decisions that will help them reach those goals. This includes learning how to think critically and make good choices.
7. Social Interaction Skills:
Social interaction skills help students interact effectively with others in both personal and professional settings. These skills include things like communication, problem-solving, teamwork, and conflict resolution.
Technology is an important part of our lives today, and it is critical that students learn how to use it effectively both in school and in the workplace. Technology education includes learning how to use computers, tablets, smartphones, and other electronic devices.
9. Sensory Efficiency:
Sensory efficiency teaches students how to use their senses effectively in order to learn and interact with their environment. This includes learning how to process information from sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell.