What are the benefits of CBI?
There are two types of education: One should teach us how to make a living and the other should teach us how to live. –John Adams
Community-based instruction benefits students, parents and caregivers, educational staff, and the community. Some of the benefits include:
- Students increase appropriate behaviors for work and community settings, independence and mobility, and the ability to generalize skills and knowledge to new situations.
- Parents/Caregivers increase commitment, communication, cooperation, and participation in planning, programming, and skills identification.
- Educational staff increase creativity, commitment, communication, and motivation.
- Communities increase awareness of the potential of individuals with disabilities and school/private sector partnerships.