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Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2214930
  • Book
  • January 2010
  • 544 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs

Second Edition

In this thoroughly revised and updated edition, special educator and best–selling author Darlene Mannix offers teachers and parents a unique collection of illustrated activities complete with student worksheets, discussion questions, and evaluation suggestions to help adolescents with special needs acquire the basic skills they need to achieve independence and success in everyday life. Each activity focuses on a specific skill within the context of real–life situations and includes complete teacher instructions for its effective use, from objective and introduction through optional extension activities and guidelines for student assessment.

Designed for quick and easy use, all of these ready–to–use materials are presented in an 8?" x 11" lay–flat format for easy photocopying and organized into six sections: Self–Awareness (knowing oneself, personal life choices), People Skills (relating to others, making friends), Academic and School Skills (reading, writing, math, study skills), Practical Living Skills (money, travel, living arrangements, shopping, eating, nutrition, exercise), Vocational Skills (finding a vocation, getting and keeping a job), and Problem–Solving Skills (making good decisions, using resources, setting goals, understanding risks). This new edition includes more than 50 all–new exercises covering everything from being flexible and understanding your disability to using cell phones, e–mail, the Internet, and debit/credit cards.

This book can be used equally well as an ongoing curriculum for daily life skills training in the classroom or as a go–to reference for teachers, homeschoolers, and therapists seeking help to address specific skill deficits.

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About This Book xii

About the Author xiv

Parent Activities and Suggestions xv

Part One: Self–Awareness 1

Chapter 1: My Character 2

Chapter 2: Uniquely Me 19

Chapter 3: Personal Life Choices 33

Part Two: People Skills 55

Chapter 4: Relating to Others 56

Chapter 5: Friendship Skills 79

Chapter 6: Being Part of a Family 105

Chapter 7: Communication Skills 128

Part Three: Academic and School Skills 160

Chapter 8: Reading Skills 161

Chapter 9: Writing Skills 175

Chapter 10: Math Skills 194

Chapter 11: Study Skills 213

Part Four: Practical Living Skills 238

Chapter 12: Information Skills 240

Chapter 13: Money Skills 263

Chapter 14: Travel 298

Chapter 15: Clothing 313

Chapter 16: Living Arrangements 324

Chapter 17: Eating and Nutrition 340

Chapter 18: Shopping 351

Chapter 19: Exercise/Health and Hygiene 360

Part Five: Vocational Skills 380

Chapter 20: Present Skills and Interests 381

Chapter 21: Getting a Job 403

Chapter 22: Working 425

Part Six: Problem–Solving Skills 444

Chapter 23: Handling Problem Situations 445

Chapter 24: Making Decisions 459

Chapter 25: Resource Management 476

Chapter 26: Goal–Setting 491

Chapter 27: Risk–Taking 504

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Darlene Mannix
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