June 11-29, 2012
Enrollment: June 10, 2012
KSSB offers an Extended School Year (Summer Program) for Kansas students (ages 3 to 21) who are blind or visually impaired. Most of the students who participate in the ESY Program attend their local school district during the regular school year. Students must be recommended for ESY services by their IEP teams.
Student Residence and Weekend Program Room assignments are tailored to each student’s curriculum level with the lower floor of the Student Residence assigned to children needing more supervision and instruction, and an upper floor for students who demonstrate greater independence. Students are encouraged to stay one or two weekends to participate in a variety of activities adapted for the visually impaired.
Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Compensatory Academic Skills: Braille and magnified print reading and writing skills (responding to IEP needs like speed and fluency, knowledge of braille code, comprehension, and grammar).
Orientation & Mobility: Experience with lighted street crossings, business travel, and public transportation using GPS technology.
Assistive Technology and Visual Efficiency: How to choose technology, core skills and organizational skills using technology. Tablets (iPad), note takers, screen readers, braille displays. Use of devices to enlarge print and/or maximize vision.
Career Education: Learn about your likes, dislikes, interests, and work values. Get your first job or gain more valuable on-the-job paid experience.
Independent Living: Enjoy cooking snacks and meals with modified techniques for safety. Learn eating skills, manners, and clothing management skills. Take home your own daily living skills checklist profile.
Social Interaction and Self-Determination: Social skills and self-advocacy incorporated into games and social settings. Chances to meet and develop friendships with other visually impaired peers.
Recreation & Leisure: Learn individual and team games (for younger children) and sports (for older students) including dancing.
Music: Have fun with music and movement classes. If there is enough interest, students could also perform in a musical ensemble. Also, braille music instruction is a possible class offering.
Kansas Students: The school districts charge for the three week session.
Non-Kansas Students: Enrollment depends on the space available.
Cheryl Love, Director of Instruction, (913) 281-3308, ext. 326