The curriculum-driven assessment programs provide educators, therapists, and parents with a tool to accurately assess a student’s current abilities and skill level. They are aligned with Common Core State Standards for K-12 and individual state standards. The assessment identifies the student’s strengths and weaknesses, assists with goal selection, tracks progress, and makes it easy to translate the assessment into concrete IEP goals. The evidence based curriculum is a comprehensive series of teaching programs designed to provide a valuable resource to enable professionals and parents to effectively teach students with autism. Employing a hands-on approach, the curriculum includes practical strategies for each teaching program. In addition, each skill area includes a systematic assessment and flow chart to support appropriate goal selection. Teaching programs are clearly written, with step-by-step instructions, and include target behaviors, prerequisite skills, criterion-referenced assessment, measurement, materials, procedures, and prompting techniques. The curriculum delineates Primary, Intermediate and Secondary Skills to help structure learning for students of various ages and abilities.
The Early Education Kit contains teaching programs for learning readiness, cognitive skills, oral motor/feeding, receptive and expressive language and communication, play and social skills, sensory-motor, self-care, and preschool readiness skills.
The Life Skills Curriculum contains teaching programs targeting daily living activities for individuals with special needs in the areas of self-care and domestic skills, covering primary skills like dressing, hand washing, and toileting to secondary skills such as bathing, shaving, menu preparation, and food shopping. The curriculum also contains teaching programs specially designed to address a variety of vocational skills. The skills help in developing vocational skills like sorting, labeling, packaging, inventory, stocking, and more. The program is designed to prepare individuals with autism and developmental disabilities for adult life and the world of work. The emphasis is on using these teaching programs to foster appropriate levels of independence.