CBI IN MIDDLE SCHOOL

Yet CBI is not required in middle school for students with significant disabilities, research has shown CBI is an effective tool when implemented earlier. Preparing students with significant disabilities for employment beyond their secondary educational setting is an important task. CBI in middle school would provide additional supports for students with significant disabilities and give students more time to acquire the tools to succeed. 1. Identify that Community-Based Instruction (CBI) gives adolescents practice with key life skills such as communication, socialization, self-determination, home living and self-care, leisure, employment and participation in the community. 2. Promote inclusion or integration in real environments with peers and community members. 3. Assist in improving self determination skills and provide opportunities for social and interpersonal communication. 4. Understand, through research, how effective CBI can be when implemented in middle school for students with significant disabilities.