Partial Participation

Partial Participation

Sometimes, part or all of an activity can't be done by a student, even with accommodations. It's OK to have the student participate in the activity with help from a friend or adult. This is almost always better then not including the student in the activity, and teaches him or her skills that can be used later. With practice, he or she may do the activity alone later.

Example of an IFSP goal for a infant with Deaf-Blindness incorporating partial participation: Billy will use partial participation to help with his grooming activities by holding onto a washcloth while his father gives him a bath in 8 out of ten trials.

Example of an IEP goal using partial participation: Sally will use partial participation to make a milkshake by putting her hand on a peer's while he presses the switch to turn on the blender (this goal is shown in the video) in 8 out of ten trials.

Example of a transition goal: Sally will use partial participation to engage in her community's substance activities by holding a caribou hide in the correct position for a community member to de-hair it.