• Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

     

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    The ADL Program provides intensive services for students 3 – 22 with multiple impairments, including students with complex medical needs. Students actively engage in daily routines, activities and experiences that provide optimal levels of stimulation required to explore their environment and increase quality of life. For some students, complex medical issues require frequent care from qualified personnel. Nursing services and therapies are integrated into the classroom with the emphasis on teaming with classroom staff to meet the objectives of each student’s Individualized Education Plan.


    The ADL Program:

    Criteria:

    • Student exhibits severe and profound intellectual and adaptive behavior deficits in their ability to plan, comprehend, and reason as well as limits their ability to apply social and practical skills such as personal care, social problem-solving skills, dressing, eating, using money, and other functional skills across life domains

     

    Medically fragile describes a student who

    • has a serious ongoing illness or a chronic condition that has lasted or is anticipated to last at least 12 or more months or has required at least one month of hospitalization

    • requires daily ongoing medical treatments and monitoring by appropriately trained personnel which may include parents or other family members

    • requires the routine use of a medical device or the use of assistive technology to compensate for the loss of usefulness of a body function needed to participate in activities of daily living

    • lives with ongoing threat to his or her continual well being