My students need equipment to practice with for job skills. For example, if a student worked in a restaurant they might fold napkins, set a table or sort utensils.
My students are classified as moderately intellectually disabled (MOID). They can stay in school until they are 21 years old. During their stay in school, they not only absorb high school standards they also need to learn significant vocational skills that are extremely challenging.
My special needs students not only participate in the Georgia Alternative Assessments (GAA), where they learn high school standards.
They also partake in community based vocational instruction (CBVI) in the community. They learn job skills twice a week at a large department store in the community. They also visit several stores in the community once a month to explore the different job opportunities in the area. They understand that they need to practice numerous of job skills in order to obtain a specific job. Most of the males would love to work in the restaurants and the females want to work in the nail shops or a fast food store. One student stated that she would like to work in the cleaners. The special needs students would like working once they graduate from high school; however, some of them do not receive employment due to lack of skills. MOID students need to practice continuously just to be successful in one area.
The students follow a routine daily schedule. On their schedule is vocational skills where they practice prevocational skills. The classroom has ten hands-on vocational activity boxes in which they work with daily. Some of the students mastered the skills in the boxes. They are ready for some real-life activities. The ordered materials are real-life materials and items they can actually visualize and utilize on real job situations. They enjoy learning different assignments. Operating a real-life cash register will be exceedingly stimulating for them, but once they receive the opportunity to practice operating it they will master the task. Learning how to fold napkins with real silverware will also be a wonderful and exciting task for the students to master especially if they get a job in a restaurant. Discovering how to sort clothes and using a real laundry caddy will also be a skill in which the students will find achievable.
The needed donations will have a vast impact on the MOID (moderately intellectually disabled) students.
They will no longer have to just look at videos on how to assort laundry, operate a cash register or fold napkins. With the donated materials, they will be able to use the real-life materials. The donations will improve the students chances of obtaining a job and to be successful on a job. The students' will also be able to state that they have experience in a specific area on their resumes.Read More
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