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Mobility opportunities via education

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MOVE is a philosophy... a way of life; and proven practice that individuals with multiple disabilities can learn to:
 

  • Sit to eat, participate in activities, education, and even employment
  • Stand to wash at a sink, food preparation, and upright toileting
  • Walk to move to participate in play or complete tasks (with and without support)
  • Transition from bed to chair and sitting to standing

 

Our philosophy at Currumbin Community Special School is to ensure equitable access for all student’s engagement in their learning and social interactions with their peers. MOVE is an activity based curriculum designed to teach students basic functional motor skills needed for adult life in home and community environments.

The MOVE program originated in the US and was developed by Linda Bidabe for therapists and teachers, and other staff to work together every day. This is achieved through instruction and use of adaptive equipment. The MOVE program aims to deliver; better health, increased dignity and new opportunities for fuller participation and inclusion in family life, school and community.

Students at Currumbin Community Special School with physical impairments engage fully in the Australian Curriculum with their peers at their level of instruction. This is determined through their Individual Curriculum Plan or Senior Education Transition plan in consultation with the teacher, families, occupational and physiotherapists.

We are always appreciative of our community partnerships. These partnerships assist us in expanding our resources for the MOVE program. The equipment purchased from partnerships include; standing frames, PACERs, corner seats and adaptive devices. The specialised equipment purchased/ donated enables us to maintain focus on providing the best access for our students.

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Last reviewed 16 August 2019
Last updated 16 August 2019