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The Visual Schedule provides predictability for everyone in the classroom -- both students and adults.  The schedule is changed before the day begins to only show that day's activities.  The "pics" are 4"x5" and large enough to be seen from students' tables.  The originals were created with BoardMaker, then laminated, and affixed with velcro to a blackboard.  At the end of the day, students take turns in setting up the next day's schedule.  Individual student's elective classes are posted beside the appropriate block and are also colour coded for Day 1 and Day 2.  Also take a look at the description of our Functional Skills program and some of our Teaching Resources.

 

Week 1/2

Sample Day

Daily Schedule - Mouse Over the image to read more about each activity

 

Fixed Activities + Day 1 or Day 2 activity

Day 1

Day 2

Block 1

08:50-10:00

The sign in book is located just inside the classroom door. Students sign in each morning upon arrival. Skills include recognizing their name, wriiting their name, taking turns, telling and writing the time. This is an important employment skill.

Review Day, Date, Weather, and the activities of the day.

 

Students follow their individualized computer programs. All students are working on Discrete Trial Trainer and most also complete Money Skills. We also use Mavis Beacon typing and our new voice recognition program SpeechTeach.

One of the most important aspects of our class is the emphasis placed on having a healthy lifestyle. We have been walking/running outside as well as playing outdoor soccer. We sometimes move indoors on cold and rainy days. We have seen an enormous improvement in the fitness levels of our students and their awareness of how good being active feels. A small group of students are also using the gym during lunch break on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They are having a great time playing basketball.

10:00-10:15

Coffee break

Block 2

10:15-11:45

Direct instruction program that follows ABA principles to teach language skills. Students work in small groups and progress only after they have mastered concepts. This program uses numerous examples to promote generalization.

 

 

We have been working on learning environmental sounds ranging from a sneeze to an alarm clock. What fun! We have begun a unit of money and will begin the Circles Social program shortly. We may even get to do some sewing before the end of the year.

11:45-12:30

Lunch

Leisure

Block 3

12:30-1:40

Intensive Teaching (or IT) follows an individualized program for each student based on an assessment of their needs and takes place one to one outside of the classroom.

The objective for Skillbuilders is to promote independence by following a visual schedule, learning to ask for help, and indicating when they are finished a task. See more details below - click here

Direct Instruction  presents material in small steps, provides for guided practice, checks for understanding and provides immediate feedback.  Students are always participating in the lesson.

Direct Instruction  presents material in small steps, provides for guided practice, checks for understanding and provides immediate feedback.  Students are always participating in the lesson.

Block 4

1:45-2:55

 

 

 

The Visual Schedule is updated daily.

 

Skillbuilder Routine: SEA directions for Skillbuilders: Student will work independently, Student will follow a visual activiity schedule, Student will raise hand and ask or use cue card to ask for help when needed.  Use errorless prompting when needed.