Training overview

Individualized Instruction

  • One-on-one training allows for total trainee attention and development of a trusting relationship.
  • Trainer is able to monitor and adjust lessons towards the trainee's skill level
  • Trainer can spend as much or as little time in training process as required by the individual trainee needs.
  • Training in the Real Environment

  • The travel training takes place out in the community, riding on the bus to a
  • destination chosen by the trainee.
  • Trainee experiences sights and sounds of community.
  • Real scenarios will occur and the trainee will show how to deal with any problems (i.e., construction on the way to the bus stop).
  • Safety issues such as crossing streets, dealing with unfriendly people can be directly taught and observed.
  • Structured, Sequential Learning Steps

    The training program is structured around safety and each skill is taught as subsequent skills are achieved. Examples include:

  • Leaving for the bus on time
  • Walking in direction of bus stop
  • Identifying bus stop
  • Identifying proper bus through style, number, inquiry
  • Boarding paying fare or showing bus pass, choosing appropriate seat
  • Watching for landmarks, signaling to stop, disembarking
  • Walking to destination

  • After each training session, a progress evaluation is completed. Only when all the necessary travel skills are mastered and the trainee and trainer feel confident about the trainee's ability will independent travel begin.