Ready-to-use lessons for teaching basic life skills to adolescents with special needs
This book offers teachers and parents a unique collection of more than 200 worksheets to help adolescents with special needs build the life skills they need to achieve independence and succeed in everyday life. The book provides 22 complete teaching units focusing on basic life skills such as handling money, succeeding at school, using the Internet safely, getting and keeping a job, and much more. The book contains 90 reproducible worksheets for teaching students how to apply these life skills to real-life situations.
A revised and updated edition of the classic book for teaching basic life skills to adolescents with special needs
Includes complete teaching units with reproducible worksheets and discussion questions that teach basic life skills
Offers ideas for fostering skills like using the Internet, handling money, succeeding at school, getting and keeping a job, and more
Mannix is the best-selling author of Social Skills Activities for Special Children, Life Skills Activities for Special Children, and Writing Skills Activities for Special Children
Darlene Mannix, M.A., has 26 years of experience as a classroom teacher and has taught both general education and special education. She is the best-selling author of numerous books for special educators including Life Skills Activities for Special Children, Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs, and Writing Skills Activities for Special Children.
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