The Developmental Skills Program is designed for students who have intensive/multiple learning and life challenges. PAC has offered classes for this population for primary through high school and post high school (see Transitional Skills program) levels. These self-contained classes are located in age-appropriate public schools to maximize opportunities for inclusion and social interaction with peers.
The Development Skills Program curriculum incorporates a variety of teaching methodologies designed to help students generalize skills from the classroom to real life situations. Approaches build from curricula framework content to more functional applications across various environments and conditions. Teaching methods and strategies are matched to the individual needs of each student to create a dynamic learning environment within each program by our highly-experienced staff. Total communication approaches that use a range of augmentative strategies and augmentative devices offer students opportunities to learn how to direct others in meaningful ways to support their inclusion within real community environments.
Although total independence is a challenging goal for most students in the Developmental Skills Program, learning how to direct others to support their participation in real world environments offers these students opportunities for meaningful interaction in the community settings.
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