Living and Learning Center

Ms. Lauren Kender - Leicester Middle School Special Education Teacher
In the Living and Learning Center, Ms. Kender provides academic, social and emotional support to students with disabilities and/or behavioral issues. The major focus is to build life skills, which are 
essential to job functioning. According to the ERIC Digest, “Several million individuals with disabilities are denied the opportunity to engage in meaningful employment in the United States...These students possess the potential to live and work in the community if they receive appropriate life skills instruction. However, without this instruction, they often fail to hold their jobs…”

Our curriculum approach blends academic, daily living, personal/social, and occupational skills into integrated lessons designed to help students learn to function independently in society. The Living and Learning Center is equipped with a stove, refrigerator, and a washer and dryer. Students learn how to cook, do laundry, care for their personal needs, become aware of safety issues, and continue to develop their reading, writing, and mathematical abilities.

Through this program, our students learn, grow, and acquire the self-confidence and skills needed to live and work independently.

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