The Functional Skills Course is focused on providing participants with the appropriate strategies and tools for supporting students with disabilities and enabling students to function as independently as possible. First, participants will review the importance of functional skills and setting up the individual for success. Next, participants will learn about evidence-based strategies that are used to teach individuals functional skills. Then, participants will explore the different areas of functional skills. Finally, participants will develop a plan for systematically teaching functional skills to an individual you support.
The mini-lessons that are referenced in this course include: Data Collection, Ecological Inventory, Peer Mediated Instruction and Intervention, Prompting, Reinforcement, Social Narratives, Video Modeling, and Visual Supports. It’s recommended that you view these lessons before starting each course. You can access all of the mini-lessons by clicking below.