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.