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ECC - Expanded Core Curriculum

The Expanded Core Curriculum is used to define concepts and skills that often require specialized instruction with students who are blind or visually impaired in order to compensate for decreased opportunities to learn incidentally by observing others. In addition to the general education core curriculum that all students are taught, students with visual impairments, starting at birth, also need instruction in the ECC.


9 Areas of the ECC:

- Assistive Technology

- Career Education

- Compensatory Skills

- Independent Living Skills

- Orientation and Mobility (O&M)

- Recreation and Leisure

- Self-Determination

- Sensory Efficiency

- Social Interaction Skills


Now is a GREAT time to practice some independent living skills at home!  Some great examples include: 

Food prep


Set the table

Eating skills

Wash dishes

Put away dishes

Put away toys / games

Wipe surfaces


Fold clothes /towels

Put away clothes/ towels

Make your bed

Take a bath /shower

Brush your teeth



Gardening /