Cooperate With Others Performance Continuum

Performance Level 1

How adults at Level 1 Cooperate With Others:
  • Interact with others in ways that are friendly, courteous, and tactful and that demonstrate respect for others' ideas, opinions and contributions.
  • Seek input from others in order to understand their actions and reactions.
  • Offer clear input on own interests and attitudes so others can understand one's actions and reactions.
  • Try to adjust one's actions to take into account the needs of others and/or the task to be accomplished.

Level 1 Indicators

Use Key Knowledge, Skills, and Strategies Adults performing at Level 1 can:
  • Demonstrate some basic understanding of cooperation as a process of "doing my share," "being polite," and balancing giving input with seeking input in interactions with others.
  • Seek input from others in order to understand their actions and reactions by use of some simple strategies such as "taking turns," asking questions, waiting for and attending (demonstrating that one is paying close attention) to responses.
  • Offer some input when asked, using eye contact and/or other elements of body language, giving some information and expressing some opinions as appropriate to help others understand one's actions and reactions.
  • Define the goal of the cooperative activity and take some simple actions based on the input of all members of the group.

Show Fluency, Independence, and Ability to Perform in a Range of Settings

Adults performing at Level 1 can Cooperate With Others, with noticeable effort and aided by significant outside prompting and direction, to accomplish very simple, well defined and highly structured tasks in a few comfortable and familiar settings.

Level 1 Examples of Proficient Performance

Adults performing at Level 1 can Cooperate With Others to accomplish a variety of goals, such as:
  • Agree on and write sentences to be included in a short oral presentation.
  • Figure out how to play an unfamiliar computer game.
  • Create a simple book to read to young children at home.
  • Create posters illustrating appropriate and inappropriate clothing for a job interview.

To see a Word version of the performance continuum, click here.

Next -->