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Apr 18 2014

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Honored for Professional and Public Service

Apr 17 2014

Water-Energy Nexus Conference in China Tackles Global Issues

Apr 16 2014

NYIT Celebrates M.B.A. Graduation at JUFE

Apr 10 2014

NYIT Anatomy Professors Awarded NSF Grant for Evolutionary Studies

Apr 04 2014

NYIT Expert to Lecture on Nation’s Physician Shortage and Poverty

Apr 23 2014

SOSA General Meeting 4.23.14

Apr 23 2014

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day: Lacrosse vs. Adelphi

Apr 23 2014

Internship Certificate Program - Orientation I

Apr 24 2014

TechDay 2014

Apr 24 2014

The Lion King On Broadway

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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