Learning Objectives

Deafverse’s learning objectives align with transition milestones and can be used in transition planning, including IEP planning and pre-employment transition services.

World 1: Duel of the Bots focuses on strengthening self-determination skills and preparedness for life after high school. These learning objectives align with the self-advocacy category of pre-employment transition services.

Players will be able to:

  • Identify accommodation options for postsecondary environments
  • Evaluate different communication strategies across a range of settings
  • Align accommodations with personal communication preferences
  • Understand options for accessibility of emergency alerts
  • Identify assistive technology options for communication access
  • Initiate choices based on personal preferences and interests
  • Apply strategies for advocating for greater access across a range of settings
  • Evaluate options for responding to social challenges
  • Apply strategies for working with interpreters in the classroom
  • Understand the responsibility shift in requesting accommodations from high school to college

World Two: Revenge of the Deep focuses on vital skills needed to navigate the workplace. These learning objectives align with the workplace readiness category of pre-employment transition services.

Players will be able to:

  • Identify strategies for disclosing deafness in the workplace.
  • Evaluate options for requesting accommodations in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate understanding of marketable skills that improve success during the job search process.
  • Understand the role of a resume and cover letter in the job search process.
  • Evaluate job responsibilities to make informed decisions about desired positions.
  • Explore potential accommodations that can be used on the job.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills and teamwork strategies on the job.
  • Apply strategies for navigating communication barriers and resolving conflicts.
  • Initiate choices that demonstrate good time management skills.
  • Select successful strategies for participating in job interviews.
  • Demonstrate techniques for maintaining positive behavior and professional attitude on the job.