Students with vision and/or hearing impairment and additional disabilities are unable to develop social skills and independent living skills by incidental means such as direct observation and modelling. Students need direct instruction to gain social skills and skills in the activities of daily living to function more successfully in society.
Explicit teaching of social skills:
Activities of Daily Living:
Teachers plan extensive programs to support students in developing daily classroom routines and self-help skills. These programs are implemented in real life situations that are meaningful to the student.