With this adjusted classroom model, Ricky was allowed the time and space to come out of his shell. These changes drastically improved his performance at school. He no longer fell asleep in class but was engaged, completing lessons and testing even when he wasn’t feeling up to it. Today, Ricky participates in group rotations, and he even sometimes volunteers to read out loud.
Along the way, Ricky received the support he needed to push him toward his potential. In addition to working with teachers, Ricky had help from specially trained life skills staff, who assisted Ricky with completing job applications as well as mock interview questions to help him feel more prepared for life beyond the classroom.