Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC)

L.I.F.E. will be teaching skills directly related to the ECC. In addition, we will be using Teaching Age Appropriate Skills (TAPS), Independent Living (TSBVI), and Oregon Project as our guide to plan individual skill development. We will always strive to update our curriculum to stay abreast of current research and best practices..

Brief Description of ECC
Orientation and Mobility
– safe, independent, and age-appropriate travel skills for persons who are blind or visually impaired.

Independent Living – self-care, time and money management, food preparation, household chores and duties.

Recreation and Leisure – independent and group activities, fishing, board and card games, beep-baseball, goal ball, bicycles, and other physical and recreational activities.

Social – provide opportunities to develop and practice social skills with peers, adults, and the public.

Career Education and Planning – hands-on experience to provide work-related skills, and explore a variety of educational job opportunities.

Assistive Technology – may include high-tech electronic devices, magnifiers, cane, braille writer, computer accessibility.

Sensory Efficiency – using vision, hearing, touch, smell, and taste to access the environment in a meaningful manner.

Compensatory – using skills, techniques, adaptive equipment, and technology to access the environment efficiently.

Self-Determination – problem solving, decision making, self-advocacy and goal setting.

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