Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs
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
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
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.
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.