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News and Events
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Events

Sep 11 2014

NYIT Medical Researcher Wins NIH Grant for Cardiac Studies

Sep 09 2014

NYIT Ranked in Top Tier of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2015 Edition

Aug 27 2014

NYIT Architecture Professor Helps Illuminate Burning Man Festival

Aug 26 2014

PA Grads Attain High Pass Rate on National Exam

Aug 19 2014

NYIT Cybersecurity Conference 2014

Sep 16 2014

A Conversation with the Provost for Tenure-Track Faculty Members

Sep 16 2014

Internship Certificate Program - Orientation I

Sep 17 2014

Introduction to Online Library Resources, Manhattan

Sep 17 2014

Internship Certificate Program - Orientation I

Sep 17 2014

Library Tour, Manhattan

Independent Living Skills

The student body at VIP typically displays a wide range of instructional needs in the area of independent living skills. The acquisition of these skills is a complex and long-term process, and success often linked to the development of improved self image and the cumulative effect of successful experiences in social, academic, and vocational areas. Our low student-to-staff ratio enables us to provide an individualized, multi-faceted approach to assist students in the development of independent living skills using hands-on learning experiences. Assessment of specific skills is ongoing. Teachers and counselors identify student needs as they emerge in the course of daily activities. Instruction in independent living skills is introduced through a variety of courses in our classroom-based curriculum, such as Freshmen Seminar, Math & Budget, Independent Banking, Health, Foods, and Apartment Living. Driver’s education and training is available where applicable.

As students work and interact within the program, it often becomes apparent that some students require a more intensive, individualized approach to help them acquire skills necessary to function independently. Students identified as needing special attention in these areas are assigned to work with an independent living counselor whose role is to work closely with the student to devise specialized strategies to address his or her unique needs and to coordinate efforts with staff members working in the academic, social, and vocational areas of the program.

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300 Carleton Ave., Independence Hall, Central Islip, NY
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