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Severely Multiple Disabled

Reno County Education Cooperative maintains two classrooms for students identified as having severe multiple handicaps. These students are encouraged to participate with the regular education curriculum and students as much as possible for the specific student. The classrooms provided modified and adaptive instruction to teach the students academic, functional, and activities of daily living skills.
 
For every student, instructional programming includes the following goals:
  • To develop appropriate skills that allow for optimal integration and interpersonal relationships in school, at home, and in the community.
  • To increase appropriate behaviors that allow for maximum instructional opportunities, and conversely, to reduce self-stimulatory, self-abusive, and aggressive behaviors that interfere with the learning process.
  • To provide functional hands-on experiences in order to develop fundamental concepts and cognitive skills required for maximum cognition and assimilation into each child's living environment.
  • To develop fine and gross motor skills, as well as posture, flexibility, and balance, to enable students to move freely through the environment and to reduce inhibited gait and hesitant movement.
  • To develop communication skills involving tactile, sign language, pictorial, and/or other mediums to receive and transmit relevant information within the student's school, home, and community environments.
  • To develop activities of daily living skills (dressing, eating, bathing, toileting, money management, etc.) so that the student may function at the optimal level of independence within the school, home, and community.
  • To develop increased independence in orientation and mobility skills through repeated instruction in the instructional environment and the community.