Life Skills Activities for Special Children

ISBN-10: 047025937X
ISBN-13: 9780470259375
Edition: 2nd 2009
Authors: Darlene Mannix
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Description: Life Skills Activities for Special Children provides ready-to-use lessons that place a specific life skill within the context of real-life situations. It gives special children the extra focus they need to understand how to fit into the real world  More...

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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 9/18/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

Life Skills Activities for Special Children provides ready-to-use lessons that place a specific life skill within the context of real-life situations. It gives special children the extra focus they need to understand how to fit into the real world and become more independent in their homes, at schools, and in the community. Conveniently organized into four sections and subdivided into 20 specific areas of development, this resource gives teachers sources of carefully paced, fun-to-do activities covering Basic Survival Skills (including communicating, handling money, and telling time); Personal Independence (shopping, dressing appropriately, maintaining good hygiene); Community Independence (getting around safely, reading schedules, behaving properly in public); and Getting Along With Others (cooperating with others, demonstrating good manners, etc.).Updated topics include: issues of after-school care; use of cell phones and 911; setting time management goals; reading for pleasure; clothing fads; decluttering a bedroom; sharing space with siblings; eating healthy snacks; leisure time activities; using computer common sense; safe computer sites; volunteerism; updated job skills; updated social skills.

Basic Survival Skills
Relating Basic Information
Parent Letter #1
Skill Sheet #1: Progress Report
Who Are You?
Where I Live
Hello, Anybody Home?
Happy Birthday to Me!
My Family
My Parents and Where They Are
Meet My Teacher
Medical Needs
Emergency!
My Vital Statistics
After School
Lost and Found
Telephone Skills
Parent Letter #2
Skill Sheet #2: Progress Report
Dialing the Number
Using a Cell Phone
Using 911, 411, and 0
Making Emergency Phone Calls
Obtaining Information
Giving Information
Taking a Message
Leaving a Message on an Answering Machine
Using the Telephone Directory: White Pages
Using the Telephone Directory: Yellow Pages
Money Skills
Parent Letter #3
Skill Sheet #3: Progress Report
Coins and Bills
Counting Coins
Recognizing Value of Items
Keeping Money in a Safe Place
Savings Account
Earning Money
Spending Money
Sales and Discounts
Estimating
Time Skills
Parent Letter #4
Skill Sheet #4: Progress Report
Days and Months
Today
Using a Calendar
Using a Clock
Seasons
Planning Ahead
What Happens When?
First Step in a Sequence
Fifteen-Minute Tasks
Setting Time Goals
Basic Reading and Writing Skills
Parent Letter #5
Skill Sheet #5: Progress Report
Words: People
Words: Places
Words: Things
Traffic Signs
Information Signs
Safety Words
Things to Read
Reading for a Purpose
Reading for Pleasure
Filling Out a Form
Addressing an Envelope
Mailing a Letter
Making Lists
Having Good Handwriting
Reminder Notes
Personal Independence
Clothing and Dressing
Parent Letter #6
Skill Sheet #6: Progress Report
What's the Weather?
What's the Event?
Obtaining Clothing
Care of Clothing
Washing and Drying Clothes
Let's Go Shopping!
Final Inspection
Fads
Keeping Yourself Clean
Parent Letter #7
Skill Sheet #7: Progress Report
Taking a Bath or Shower
Hair Care
A Clean Face
Taking Care of Your Hands
Using a Mirror
Care of Teeth
Makeup
When You are Sick
Keeping Your Room Clean
Parent Letter #8
Skill Sheet #8: Progress Report
Picking Up
Making the Bed
Floor Care
Dusting
�Too Much Stuff"/De-Cluttering
Organizing a Closet
Rules for the Room
Sharing a Room
Food and Eating Skills
Parent Letter #9
Skill Sheet #9: Progress Report
Shopping for Food
Making a Shopping List
Simple Cooking, Easy Meals
Table Manners
Cleaning Up
Washing the Dishes
Eating Out
Food Groups
Healthy Snacks
When You Don't Like Something
Living a Healthy Lifestyle
Parent Letter #10
Skill Sheet #10: Progress Report
Visiting Health Care People
Getting Exercise
Leisure-Time Activities
What About Drugs?
Avoiding Unhealthy Habits
Dangerous Situations
Following Safety Rules
Getting Enough Sleep
Community and Independence
Community Places and People
Parent Letter #11
Skill Sheet #11: Progress Report
Restaurants
Shopping Mall
The Park
Houses of Worship
Movie Theater
Sporting Events
The Public Library
A Museum
The Zoo
The Supermarket
Barber or Beauty Shop
The Post Office
Helpful Information
Parent Letter #12
Skill Sheet #12: Progress Report
Pedestrian Safety
Bike Safety
Safety After Dark
Using a Menu
Tipping
Locating Restrooms
Reading a Map
Using a Mall Directory
Hours of Operation
Television Schedules
All About the Newspaper
Using a Catalog
If You Get Lost
Safe Computer Sites
Computer Common Sense
Getting Along with Others
Being a Good Citizen
Parent Letter #13
Skill Sheet #13: Progress Report
Being Polite to Others
Having a Good Attitude on a Bad Day
Speaking Up
Lending a Hand
Volunteering
Being Courteous
At the Movies
Helping Others
Rudeness in Others
Vandalism and Pranks
Working with People
Parent Letter #14
Skill Sheet #14: Progress Report
Working as a Team
Understanding the Task
Understanding Your Role
Matching Skills with Jobs
Expressing Your Opinion
Being Trustworthy
Knowing When to �Let it Go"
Another Point of View
Having a Discussion
Having an Argument
Defi ning Terms
Common Sense
Having a Social Life
Parent Letter #15
Skill Sheet #15: Progress Report
Meeting People
Understanding That Friends Are Important
Knowing How to Treat Friends
Having Something to Offer
Saying Nice Things
Having Good Hygiene
Using Conversation Starters
Trying Something New
Going Places
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