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Out of Sight Teaching LLC

Out of Sight Teaching LLC

Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC)

What is the Expanded Core Curriculum?

It's the little extra that students with visual impairments need to succeed!  

In addition to their academic core subject, students who are visually impaired should receive instruction in the expanded core curriculum. (ECC) But what exactly is the expanded core curriculum?

The expanded core curriculum is 9 areas of instruction that focus on the specific needs of an individual with visual impairments. Instruction in these areas teaches students the skills they need to live an independent life. Learning skills in each of these areas is a process. Instruction starts at a young age and evolves as the student develops. To learn more about each area of the expanded core curriculum, click the links found within the descriptions below.

Compensatory Skills

These are the skills needed by students with visual impairment in order to access the core curriculum. It may include, but is not limited to Braille, Pre-Braille, Tactile Communication, Communication Skills, etc.

Orientation and Mobility

Orientation and mobility teaches individuals with visual impairment the skills they need in order to independently attain systematic orientation to and safe movement within their environments at home, school and in the community

Social Interaction

Teaches students with visual impairment the skills they need to independently participate in social situations. These skills are specific to their disability.

Independent Living

Teaches a student with visual impairment the skills he or she needs to independently care for oneself. This may include, but is not limited to personal hygiene, management of finances, house care, food preparation, clothing care

Recreation and Leisure

Teaches students the skills he or she needs to participate in leisure and extracurricular activities.

Sensory Efficiency

Teaches students with visual impairment the skills they need to use and apply the use of their other senses.

Assistive Technology

Covers the skills needed to independently use everyday technology as well as technology specific to the student's visual impairment. It may also include technology that allows the student to independently access print, translate print into Braille, etc.

Career Education

Career Education covers the skills needed to independently hold and carry out the responsibilities of a job.

Self-Determination

Self-Determination teaches the student the skills needed to be their own advocate.
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