Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Carver's Designated 1:1

I failed to mention one thing about Carver's IEP. Carver will have a specially trained 1:1 to accommodate his needs. This 1:1 will ride the bus to/from school with him and will be with him the entire school day. Here is the designated 1:1's job description.....

The role of the designated, trained one-on-one will be:
-Facilitates access to the environmental information that is usually gained through vision and
hearing, but which is unavailable or incomplete to the student who is deafblind.

-Facilitates the development and/or use of the student's receptive and expressive communication

-Develops and maintains a trusting, interactive relationship with the student who is deafblind
that promotes social and emotional development and well-being.

-To work one-on-one with the student to implement and facilitate the process of intervention
designed by the teacher and the student's educational team.

-Prepares materials for the deafblind student with whom he/she works in coordination with the

-Facilitate the student's connection to others by explaining and modeling the student's
communication system, allowing the student access to the world, and creating a safe and supportive
environment that encourages successful interactions.

-Utilize good observational skills and record progress in daily logs, charts, etc. as directed.

The designated, trained one-on-one will be considered trained when the person:
-Has skills in deafblind intervention including communication methods, environmental access,
sensory loss, deaflblind instructional strategies, and how to create independence rather than

-Knows the basic role of the designated, trained one-on-one related to information access,
communication, and social and emotional well-being.

-Is able to provide appropriate deafblind intervention strategies.

-Knows the vision, hearing loss and physical capabilities of the student and understands their
functional implication.

-Is familiar with the student's likes, dislikes, needs, and routines.

All I can say is, Wow! I feel like we have an awesome bunch of therapists and that we are very fortunate. I couldn't ask for anything more.

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