Life Skills Activities for Special Children (2nd Edition)

Life Skills Activities for Special Children (2nd Edition)

By: Darlene Mannix (author)Paperback

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The best-selling book for teaching basic life skills, fully revised and updated This book offers teachers and parents a unique collection of 190 ready-to-use activities complete with student worksheets, discussion questions, and evaluation suggestions to help exceptional students acquire the basic skills needed to achieve independence and success in everyday life. Each of the book's activities focuses on specific skills within the context of real-life situations and includes complete teacher instructions for effective use, from objective and introduction through optional extension activities and methods to assess student learning. The book includes numerous reproducible parent letters which can be sent home to help parents reinforce these lessons while children are away from school. * A revised and updated edition of the classic book for teaching basic life skills * Includes 190 complete activities with reproducible worksheets, discussion questions, and evaluation suggestions for developing independence * Offers ideas for developing practical skills to deal with identity theft, cell phone manners, budgeting, eating healthy meals, using credit cards, time management, and much more * Mannix is the best-selling author of Social Skills Activities for Special Children, Writing Skills Activities for Special Children, and Character Building Activities for Kids

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About Author

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 Social Skills Activities for Special Children, Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs, and Writing Skills Activities for Special Children.

Contents

Part One: Basic Survival Skills 1 Chapter 1: Relating Basic Information 3 Parent Letter #1 4 Skill Sheet #1: Progress Report 6 Lesson 1.1: Who Are You? 7 Lesson 1.2: Where I Live 9 Lesson 1.3: Hello, Anybody Home? 11 Lesson 1.4: Happy Birthday to Me! 13 Lesson 1.5: My Family 15 Lesson 1.6: My Parents and Where They Are 17 Lesson 1.7: Meet My Teacher 19 Lesson 1.8: Medical Needs 21 Lesson 1.9: Emergency! 23 Lesson 1.10: My Vital Statistics 25 Lesson 1.11: After School 27 Lesson 1.12: Lost and Found 29 Chapter 2: Telephone Skills 31 Parent Letter #2 32 Skill Sheet #2: Progress Report 33 Lesson 2.1: Dialing the Number 34 Lesson 2.2: Using a Cell Phone 38 Lesson 2.3: Using 911, 411, and 0 40 Lesson 2.4: Making Emergency Phone Calls 42 Lesson 2.5: Obtaining Information 44 Lesson 2.6: Giving Information 46 Lesson 2.7: Taking a Message 48 Lesson 2.8: Leaving a Message on an Answering Machine 50 Lesson 2.9: Using the Telephone Directory: White Pages 52 Lesson 2.10: Using the Telephone Directory: Yellow Pages 54 Chapter 3: Money Skills 57 Parent Letter #3 58 Skill Sheet #3: Progress Report 59 Lesson 3.1: Coins and Bills 60 Lesson 3.2: Counting Coins 62 Lesson 3.3: Recognizing Value of Items 64 Lesson 3.4: Keeping Money in a Safe Place 66 Lesson 3.5: Savings Account 68 Lesson 3.6: Earning Money 70 Lesson 3.7: Spending Money 72 Lesson 3.8: Sales and Discounts 74 Lesson 3.9: Estimating 76 Chapter 4: Time Skills 79 Parent Letter #4 80 Skill Sheet #4: Progress Report 81 Lesson 4.1: Days and Months 82 Lesson 4.2: Today 84 Lesson 4.3: Using a Calendar 86 Lesson 4.4: Using a Clock 89 Lesson 4.5: Seasons 91 Lesson 4.6: Planning Ahead 93 Lesson 4.7: What Happens When? 95 Lesson 4.8: First Step in a Sequence 97 Lesson 4.9: Fifteen-Minute Tasks 99 Lesson 4.10: Setting Time Goals 101 Chapter 5: Basic Reading and Writing Skills 103 Parent Letter #5 104 Skill Sheet #5: Progress Report 105 Lesson 5.1: Words: People 106 Lesson 5.2: Words: Places 108 Lesson 5.3: Words: Things 110 Lesson 5.4: Traffic Signs 112 Lesson 5.5: Information Signs 114 Lesson 5.6: Safety Words 116 Lesson 5.7: Things to Read 118 Lesson 5.8: Reading for a Purpose 120 Lesson 5.9: Reading for Pleasure 122 Lesson 5.10: Filling Out a Form 124 Lesson 5.11: Addressing an Envelope 126 Lesson 5.12: Mailing a Letter 128 Lesson 5.13: Making Lists 130 Lesson 5.14: Having Good Handwriting 132 Lesson 5.15: Reminder Notes 134 Part Two: Personal Independence 137 Chapter 6: Clothing and Dressing 139 Parent Letter #6 140 Skill Sheet #6: Progress Report 141 Lesson 6.1: What's the Weather? 142 Lesson 6.2: What's the Event? 144 Lesson 6.3: Obtaining Clothing 146 Lesson 6.4: Care of Clothing 148 Lesson 6.5: Washing and Drying Clothes 150 Lesson 6.6: Let's Go Shopping! 152 Lesson 6.7: Final Inspection 154 Lesson 6.8: Fads 156 Chapter 7: Keeping Yourself Clean 159 Parent Letter #7 160 Skill Sheet #7: Progress Report 161 Lesson 7.1: Taking a Bath or Shower 162 Lesson 7.2: Hair Care 164 Lesson 7.3: A Clean Face 166 Lesson 7.4: Taking Care of Your Hands 168 Lesson 7.5: Using a Mirror 170 Lesson 7.6: Care of Teeth 172 Lesson 7.7: Makeup 174 Lesson 7.8: When You are Sick 176 Chapter 8: Keeping Your Room Clean 179 Parent Letter #8 180 Skill Sheet #8: Progress Report 181 Lesson 8.1: Picking Up 182 Lesson 8.2: Making the Bed 184 Lesson 8.3: Floor Care 186 Lesson 8.4: Dusting 188 Lesson 8.5: "Too Much Stuff"/De-Cluttering 190 Lesson 8.6: Organizing a Closet 192 Lesson 8.7: Rules for the Room 194 Lesson 8.8: Sharing a Room 197 Chapter 9: Food and Eating Skills 199 Parent Letter #9 200 Skill Sheet #9: Progress Report 201 Lesson 9.1: Shopping for Food 202 Lesson 9.2: Making a Shopping List 204 Lesson 9.3: Simple Cooking, Easy Meals 206 Lesson 9.4: Table Manners 208 Lesson 9.5: Cleaning Up 210 Lesson 9.6: Washing the Dishes 212 Lesson 9.7: Eating Out 214 Lesson 9.8: Food Groups 216 Lesson 9.9: Healthy Snacks 219 Lesson 9.10: When You Don't Like Something 221 Chapter 10: Living a Healthy Lifestyle 223 Parent Letter #10 224 Skill Sheet #10: Progress Report 225 Lesson 10.1: Visiting Health Care People 226 Lesson 10.2: Getting Exercise 228 Lesson 10.3: Leisure-Time Activities 230 Lesson 10.4: What About Drugs? 232 Lesson 10.5: Avoiding Unhealthy Habits 234 Lesson 10.6: Dangerous Situations 237 Lesson 10.7: Following Safety Rules 240 Lesson 10.8: Getting Enough Sleep 242 Part Three: Community and Independence 245 Chapter 11: Community Places and People 247 Parent Letter #11 248 Skill Sheet #11: Progress Report 249 Lesson 11.1: Restaurants 250 Lesson 11.2: Shopping Mall 252 Lesson 11.3: The Park 254 Lesson 11.4: Houses of Worship 256 Lesson 11.5: Movie Theater 258 Lesson 11.6: Sporting Events 260 Lesson 11.7: The Public Library 262 Lesson 11.8: A Museum 264 Lesson 11.9: The Zoo 266 Lesson 11.10: The Supermarket 268 Lesson 11.11: Barber or Beauty Shop 270 Lesson 11.12: The Post Office 272 Chapter 12: Helpful Information 275 Parent Letter #12 276 Skill Sheet #12: Progress Report 277 Lesson 12.1: Pedestrian Safety 278 Lesson 12.2: Bike Safety 280 Lesson 12.3: Safety After Dark 282 Lesson 12.4: Using a Menu 284 Lesson 12.5: Tipping 286 Lesson 12.6: Locating Restrooms 288 Lesson 12.7: Reading a Map 290 Lesson 12.8: Using a Mall Directory 292 Lesson 12.9: Hours of Operation 294 Lesson 12.10: Television Schedules 296 Lesson 12.11: All About the Newspaper 298 Lesson 12.12: Using a Catalog 300 Lesson 12.13: If You Get Lost 302 Lesson 12.14: Safe Computer Sites 304 Lesson 12.15: Computer Common Sense 306 Part Four: Getting Along with Others 309 Chapter 13: Being a Good Citizen 311 Parent Letter #13 312 Skill Sheet #13: Progress Report 313 Lesson 13.1: Being Polite to Others 314 Lesson 13.2: Having a Good Attitude on a Bad Day 316 Lesson 13.3: Speaking Up 318 Lesson 13.4: Lending a Hand 320 Lesson 13.5: Volunteering 322 Lesson 13.6: Being Courteous 324 Lesson 13.7: At the Movies 326 Lesson 13.8: Helping Others 328 Lesson 13.9: Rudeness in Others 330 Lesson 13.10: Vandalism and Pranks 332 Chapter 14: Working with People 335 Parent Letter #14 336 Skill Sheet #14: Progress Report 337 Lesson 14.1: Working as a Team 338 Lesson 14.2: Understanding the Task 340 Lesson 14.3: Understanding Your Role 342 Lesson 14.4: Matching Skills with Jobs 344 Lesson 14.5: Expressing Your Opinion 346 Lesson 14.6: Being Trustworthy 348 Lesson 14.7: Knowing When to "Let it Go" 350 Lesson 14.8: Another Point of View 352 Lesson 14.9: Having a Discussion 354 Lesson 14.10: Having an Argument 356 Lesson 14.11: Defining Terms 358 Lesson 14.12: Common Sense 360 Chapter 15: Having a Social Life 363 Parent Letter #15 364 Skill Sheet #15: Progress Report 365 Lesson 15.1: Meeting People 366 Lesson 15.2: Understanding That Friends Are Important 368 Lesson 15.3: Knowing How to Treat Friends 370 Lesson 15.4: Having Something to Offer 372 Lesson 15.5: Saying Nice Things 374 Lesson 15.6: Having Good Hygiene 376 Lesson 15.7: Using Conversation Starters 378 Lesson 15.8: Trying Something New 380 Lesson 15.9: Going Places 382 Idea Lists 384

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/09/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780470259375
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9780470259375
  • weight: 942
  • ISBN10: 047025937X
  • edition: 2nd Edition

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