M.I/PSI Syllabus For Mrs. Johnican’s Class
Office Location & Hours
MI/PSI Services Course Description:
Preparing Students for Independence (PSI) program serves students aged 3 - 22 whose disabilities severely impair their performance in cognitive and developmental areas. An Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committee determines if a student’s educational needs would be best met in a PSI class.
T.H. Rogers serves students who live in the West Region and whose unique needs cannot be appropriately met in a school closer to their home (as determined by the Office of Special Education.
Literacy Awareness / Am Sign Language
Students will be provided opportunities to develop cognitive skills related to understanding oral, written, and symbolic communication. Attention will be given to expressing preferences, making choices, and manipulating objects or the environment for specific purposes. Objectives will be correlated to enrolled grade level TEKS in reading and writing.
Language Awareness/ English
Students will be provided opportunities to demonstrate skills in receptive and expressive communication. Oral, symbolic and written expression are included in the range of skill level development. Objectives will be correlated to enrolled grade level TEKS in listening, speaking and writing.
Consumer Awareness /Algebra
Students will be provided opportunities to demonstrate knowledge of concepts related to mathematics. The focus will be on skills related to functioning in the home, community, and work environment. Concepts of one-to-one correspondence, shapes, size, money, measurement and time will be developed as they relate to the student’s environment and activities. Objectives will be correlated to enrolled grade level TEKS in mathematics.
Environmental Awareness /I.P.C
Students will be provided opportunities to practice skills related to independent functioning in the home setting. Personal care, dressing, and food preparation are among the areas of focus. Environmental science topics and concepts will be incorporated into activities and routines as they relate to daily living. Objectives will be correlated to enrolled grade level TEKS in science and home economics.
Community Awareness /World Geo
Students will be provided opportunities to practice and develop appropriate social interactions, access the community and its resources, and to develop the skills needed to be contributing members of the family and community. Focus will include interaction among peers and community members. Objectives will be correlated to enrolled grade level TEKS in social studies.
Leisure Awareness /Life NTR
Students will be provided opportunities to practice appropriate use of free time in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings. Personal interest development will be an important focus. Objectives will be correlated to enrolled grade level TEKS in a variety of content areas including fine arts, physical education, and science.
Vocational Awareness /Comm APPLS ALT
Students will be provided opportunities to practice and develop skills related to work settings. Focus will include the development of work skills that can be helpful to the family as well as the community. Objectives will be correlated to enrolled grade level TEKS in a variety of content areas including technology, science, home economics, and mathematics.
Motor Development /PE
Students will be provided opportunities in many settings to practice and develop fine and gross motor skills necessary to interact in the home and community setting. Accommodations will be implemented to ensure the student is able to participate to the greatest possible extent. Focus will be placed on activities that are the most functional for the student now and in the future. Objectives will be correlated to enrolled grade level TEKS in a variety of content areas including physical education.
Note: An updated description of the courses is forth-coming
Please review Parent Letter sent home.
Various forms of Assistive Technology (IPAD device, Smartboard, “Big Mac”, U.D.L, switches, etc.
See Unique Learning
Unique Learning Monthly Topic /
Class Theme and Focus Words
Additional Information and Resources
Assistive Technology Devices used throughout the school year
Consulting with Relative Services Professional throughout the school year