• Welcome to SPED  

     The Comprehensive Life Skills (CLS) program is typically a self-contained classroom for students who have been identified as requiring a functional curriculum. Most students in this program are eligible for special education under the category of an intellectual disability. Under most circumstances, at least one paraprofessional has been assigned to this program. The following provides an overview of this program focus:

    ·        Alternative/adaptive curriculum for Connectors to the NV Academic Content Standards and Pre-Academic Skills 

    ·        Language rich environment with specialized instruction for social, expressive, and receptive language

    ·        Behavioral targets that interfere with participation in general education

    ·        Vocational skill developmentstudents in a clasroom

    ·        Direct social skills instruction                                                               

    ·        Community safety and awareness

    ·        Functional routines  

    ·        Fine and gross motor skills

    ·       Recreation and leisure skills  


    What assistance do we offer schools?

    ·        Collaborate and consult with IEP team members to provide exemplary services for students with intellectual disabilities, health impairments, and deficits in adaptive skills  

    ·        Provide training for alternative and adaptive curriculum for Nevada Academic Content Standards and pre-academic skills

    • Coordinate training, materials, and support for the Nevada Alternate Assessment

    ·        Rethink training and support   

    • Problem solve with IEP teams to specifically address behavioral targets that interfere with participation in general education
    • Assistance with Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans
    • Support and guidance for specialized instruction for communication deficits (Social, Expressive, Receptive)
    • Support with data collection and IEP compliance
    • Co-teaching and modeling to improve classroom function and routines
    • Facilitate resources for assistive technology and motor skill development
    • Individualized training and support for teachers
    • Support school teams for referrals to more restrictive programming for students
    • Organize professional development classes specific to improving rigor in self-contained classrooms

     

    Contact:
    Instructional Coordinator
    775-789-4633
     
    Implementation Specialist
    775-789-4633
     
    Implementation Specialist
    (775)789-4633
     
    Executive Director
    (775)789-4633