The learners at this level are mainly assessed by their teachers and caregivers to ascertain their capability in performing activities of daily living. These include activities such as; Toileting, Personal hygiene, Bowel and bladder control, Dressing, Feeding , Bathing etc
The teachers together with their caregiver’s dedicate time to help the learners on a one to one basis acquire these skills. Some of the activities at this level may include training the learners on body awareness, buttoning and unbuttoning shirts, washing their face etc. Due to the nature of their handicap or the nature of their conditions, some learners fail to achieve even the minimal of these tasks and thus it becomes a priority to continue persisting in training the learner even in the other levels to acquire these skills to the best of their ability.
The teachers also train the learners on;
- Social life – by encouraging the learners to interact with their peers.
- Academic life- by introducing the very basic activities such as fine motor skill i.e. eye-hand coordination, pre-number activities
- Communication skills through speech, gestures, body language etc.
- The neighborhood and our environs.
Austism Spectrum Disorders (A.S.D.)
The learners in this class are those that have been identified to be autistic and diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The following are some of the academic programmes offered at this class:
Communication skills: this include training in social skills like responding to ones name, identifying familiar persons e.g. teachers, parents, friends., identifying familiar objects within their environment, communicating their needs by speech, gestures, body language, pictorial etc. And also participating in social activities such as sharing, taking turns etc.
Activities of daily living (ADL) – these are aimed at preparing the learner to be self independent and may include toileting, feeding, dressing and undressing, cleaning their surrounding environment, personal safety e.g. identifying dangerous objects, situations etc.
Perceptual training skills; - these are aimed at developing and habilitating body senses and body organs. This includes Gross motor skills like jumping, fine motor skills like sorting, eye-hand coordination and sensory integration e.g. smelling, tasting, listening etc.
Adapted physical education (APE)- these aims at promoting physical development of the child
Music and movement; - helps in calming level of child’s hyperactivity, promote speech etc.