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Beaverton School District
Beaverton School District

Beaverton Schools

Independent Skills Center

Paraeducator reading to student in the Tumwater ISC

The Independent Skills Center (ISC) is a highly-structured specialized program for students with significant developmental needs in the areas of functional communication, behavior, functional academics, independence and self-care, pre-vocational skills, and life skills.  This program utilizes a modified curriculum to support the functional academic and adaptive skills of students. The program fosters growth through:

  • Structured individualized routines designed to meet each student’s needs

  • Structured classroom setting - predictable schedules, consistent expectations, and behavior supports 

  • Social and functional life skills opportunities 

  • Multimodal communication

  • Integrated sensory supports and considerations

  • Visual supports for task completion

  • Opportunities to access  adapted motor skills development

  • Direct and/or indirect nursing support as needed and delivered in the classroom setting

  • Behavior supports, which can include BSPs and Safety Plans 

  • Access to general education opportunities as described by individual inclusion plans

Watch this video to learn more about the ISC at William Walker Elementary.