FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT (INTERNAL/EXTERNAL) A functional assessment of the student's strengths and needs for skill development related to travel situations. The travel instructor observes orientation skills, basic pedestrian skills, use of public transportation, life skills associated with travel and ability to problem-solve.
TRAVEL AWARENESS LESSONS These individualized lessons offer the student a general overview of skills associated with travel. Community-based trips are designed to introduce the student to concepts which may include, but are not limited to: an overview of public transportation, pedestrian safety and street-crossing skills, orientation skills, and functional life skills such as the use of the public telephone.
INDEPENDENT TRAVEL INSTRUCTION A short-term, comprehensive instructional program designed to teach the student how to travel safely and independently to/from a destination. Before traveling independently, the student must demonstrate 100% proficiency in required competencies which include, but are not limited to: pedestrian safety and street crossing ability, public transit procedures, appropriate social interactions, and ability to solve problems and handle travel contingencies.
TEACHER CONSULTATION/CBI/TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS AIU Travel Instructors are available to provide teacher consultation and in-service for the development of curriculum related to travel skills. Consultation can be provided for inclusion of travel concepts in classroom lessons and school-based experiences such as community based instruction for individual students or entire classrooms.