Online Course Helps Learners with Special Needs Develop Safety Skills
Youth with ADHD, learning disabilities and other special needs can learn to stay safe with the new online Home Alone Safety program. This new online platform may be a better way to help some young people develop important life skills and injury prevention knowledge than a traditional in-class format. Youth learn the material at their own pace and convenience independently or with a parent or caregiver, allowing them to revisit material as often as they want within 3 months from the date of purchase.
Based on the popular in-class version of the same name, Home Alone Safety for Kids has helped to prepare tens of thousands of children across Canada for independence. “The online course was specifically designed to help kids who aren’t able or willing to attend a traditional seven-hour class,” say co-founders Sue Perry and Velma Ganassini. “Parents are better able to control distractions and their child’s learning environment with the online format.” Many kids find it difficult to learn about safety in a classroom and many communities don’t offer this type of programming. “We wanted every child to be able to access training that helps develop important life skills,” say Sue and Velma.
Engaging and interactive, the online version takes a typical learner approx. 90 minutes to complete. Youth learn a great deal and often are able to teach their parents a thing or two after completing the program. It is very comprehensive and can benefit the whole family. The program engages youth by using games, digital media, videos and quizzes throughout seven learning modules that cover:
- Staying alert and Street Smarts
- People safety (Strangers and Tricky People)
- At home safety
- Online safety
- Fire safety
- Basic first aid
- Injury prevention
The curriculum benefits all young people regardless of where they are on their journey to independence. It helps with home alone preparedness, but any youth can take the program whether they are going to stay home without adult supervision or not. The goal is to empower people with skills to make confident choices, prevent dangerous situations and live a safer life.
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