Our rotation model is used in all the classrooms, and the teachers design individual programs for each student. The Education Assistant then create learning activities that will assist in meeting the IEP goals.
The physical layout of our classrooms are designed for the transitions to happen in a logical and smooth way during the rotations, that allows the children to follow their own visual timetable and to ‘post’ their station number at the correlating point.
The stations during rotation times vary depending on what is required for the learning. We use this system to promote independence in their learning and skills development – in particular, communication and social skills, coping skills and skills for daily life skills. There is a strong focus during rotations on achieving their IEP goals. These goals are set with the parents during an IEP meeting. The goals will include functional literacy, numeracy and life skills.