Community Based Instruction

Community Based Instruction occurs when learning takes place in real life situations within the community. Most commonly, these situations take place outside the school grounds.

Examples of Community Based Instructional activities include:

  • Dining in restaurants
  • Shopping for needed food items for projects
  • Participating in recreational activities
  • Attending special events in the community

Leisure and recreation activities help our students understand how to appropriately enjoy their free time while alone or through interaction with others. The school aims to encourage students to participate in a wide variety of activities to enhance the development of their cognitive, social and emotional skills so they may be able to make appropriate choices when presented with a variety of options. Recreation activities often include community based activities such as bowling, walking a trail and visiting the local library. By participating in these types of recreational activities, our students are able to practice appropriate interactions and demonstrate acceptable social behaviors.  Also, we encourage our adults to volunteer in the community; such as meals on wheels, churches, nursing homes, etc.