What is included in the Curriculum of CBI?
There are four CBI domains:
- Domestic – self-care & hygiene, wellness, nutrition & cooking, housekeeping, etc.
- Vocational – career exploration, employability skills, instructions, rules, schedules, etc.
- Community – transportation, libraries, shopping, post office, restaurants, etc.
- Recreation & Leisure – crafts, games, parks, bowling, golfing, movies, etc.
Academic, communication, and social skills are incorporated into CBI and may include the following:
- Self- Advocating
- Social Skills in a community
- Balancing a checkbook
- Writing a check
- Doing laundry
- Using the public library
- Locating, carrying and/or purchasing items in stores
- Utilizing public transportation (NJ Transit & NJ Access Link)
- Attending community events
- Ordering food in a restaurant
- Identifying potential employers through site visits
Trips to community locations occur concurrently with classroom instruction. Students may initially learn and practice a skill in the classroom; they will eventually practice the skill by applying it in a home or community setting.
For example, a student who learns math budgeting and comparison shopping skills in the classroom may later practice those skills during a shopping CBI Lesson.