Program for Students with Moderate Cognitive Impairments (MoCI)
Students in our MoCI program are instructed in both functional academics and daily living skills that will assist them in their daily life at home and in the community. Functional academics include reading,writing, mathematics, social studies, and science. Daily living skills include personal care, social interaction skills, work skills, and many others. Students receive intense instruction and supports in the areas outlined in the Supported Independence Curriculum. Students in the MoCI Program are generally expected to be very active participants in their home and community, but will require some level of support throughout their lives.
The MoCI Program is departmentalized so that our teachers may collaborate and share instructional responsibilities if appropriate to address each student’s unique learning needs. Our BGLC Resource teachers and students are supported as needed by a team of ancillary staff that consists of school psychologist, school social worker, speech therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, teacher consultant for visual impairments, teacher consultant for hearing impairments, and audiologist.
There are many social learning activities provided to our students, such as school dances, prom, fundraisers, Special Olympics, and community based learning activities. As appropriate, our oldest students participate in work experiences that exist on our VBISD campus and out in the community. On-campus opportunities include Greenhouse, Papermaking, and Recycling. Community opportunities include cleaning in area churches and retail locations. Work experiences are selected based on the specific abilities and learning needs of individual students.
2014-15 Classroom Teachers
Debbie Gargus Kari Burch
Amy Tomlinson Connie Knapp/Ginny Wippel