Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs / Edition 2

Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs / Edition 2

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by Darlene Mannix
     
 

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470259399
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/30/2009
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
66,023
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

About This Bookiv
Parent Activities and Suggestionsxiii
Section IInterpersonal Skills1
Uniqueness of Myself and Others
I- 1Ethnic Groups2
I- 2My Ethnic Background4
I- 3Spotlight on Me7
I- 4Spotlight on Others9
I- 5Encouraging Words11
I- 6Acts of Kindness13
I- 7Working in a Group16
I- 8Working Toward a Common Goal19
I- 9Serving Others22
I-10Being Sensitive to Others25
I-11Being Friendly27
I-12Helping Others30
Friendship Skills
I-13My Peer Groups33
I-14What About Gangs?35
I-15Making Friends37
I-16Qualities of a Good Friend39
I-17Changing Friendships41
I-18Social Situations44
I-19A Positive Role Model46
I-20The Death of a Friend or Peer49
Being Part of a Family
I-21My Family Tree51
I-22Members of a Family53
I-23Respecting Authority55
I-24Living with Abuse57
I-25Sexual Abuse59
I-26Thoughts About Divorce61
I-27Living with Stepsiblings64
I-28Dealing with Stepparents66
I-29Chores68
I-30Benefits of a Family71
Section IICommunication Skills75
Understanding Others
II- 1Being a Careful Listener76
II- 2Summarizing78
II- 3Paraphrasing80
II- 4Body Language83
II- 5Situational Considerations85
Expressing Yourself
II- 6Clear Directions88
II- 7Collecting Your Thoughts92
II- 8Preparing for Speaking in Public95
II- 9Expecting Respect98
II-10Be Convincing101
II-11Giving Your Speech104
Conflict Resolution
II-12Identifying a Conflict107
II-13Compromising109
II-14Finding Alternatives112
II-15Avoiding Power Struggles114
Section IIIAcademic and School Skills117
Reading
III- 1Reading Skills118
III- 2Reading for School120
III- 3Reading for Pleasure122
III- 4Reading on the Job124
III- 5Reading for Information126
III- 6Improving Reading Skills129
Writing
III- 7Communicating Through Writing132
III- 8Everyday Writing Tasks134
III- 9Proofreading136
III-10Writing Clearly139
III-11Writing and More Writing142
III-12Writing on the Job144
Math
III-13Math Skills146
III-14Improving Math Skills149
III-15Everyday Math Situations152
III-16Graphs155
III-17Charts158
III-18Math Problems161
III-19Keeping a Math Journal163
Study Skills
III-20School Tasks for Success166
III-21Getting Organized168
III-22Taking Notes171
III-23Studying Smarter174
III-24Following Directions176
III-25Doing Homework179
III-26Managing Daily Assignments181
III-27Managing Long-Term Assignments184
III-28Completing Assignments187
III-29Good Behavior190
III-30Getting Along with Authority193
III-31Asking Good Questions196
III-32Asking for Help199
Section IVPractical Living Skills201
Getting Information
IV-1What Do You Need to Know?202
IV-2Where to Get Information205
IV-3Information from Newspapers208
IV-4Information from Magazines210
IV-5Information from Books212
IV-6Information from Other People215
IV-7Information from Television218
IV-8Other Sources of Information220
Money Management
IV-9What Is a Budget?223
IV-10Making a Budget226
IV-11Paying Interest228
IV-12Making Payments231
IV-13"On Sale"234
IV-14Unit Pricing237
IV-15Sales Tax240
IV-16Writing a Check243
IV-17Maintaining a Checking Account246
IV-18Credit Cards249
IV-19What Is a Savings Account?251
IV-20Applying for a Loan254
Travel
IV-21Local Transportation257
IV-22Forms of Transportation259
IV-23Planning a Trip261
IV-24Estimating Costs263
IV-25Using a Timetable266
IV-26Reading a Map268
Driving
IV-27Right vs. Privilege271
IV-28Choosing Your Driver273
IV-29Drinking and Driving275
IV-30Cost of Maintaining a Car278
IV-31Car Insurance281
Home Management
IV-32A Place to Live285
IV-33Home Upkeep288
IV-34Home Repairs291
IV-35Care of Clothing294
IV-36Nutrition297
IV-37Preparing a Meal300
IV-38Shopping302
IV-39Using Classified Ads304
Section VVocational Skills307
Present Skills and Interests
V-1What Are You Good At?308
V-2My Interests311
V-3Hobbies313
V-4Realistic Vocational Goals316
School Records and Planning
V-5Academic Strengths319
V-6Teacher Recommendations321
V-7Choosing Classes323
V-8Having a Disability326
V-9Finishing High School329
V-10Extracurricular Activities332
V-11Post-School Planning335
Working
V-12Searching for a Job338
V-13A Resume341
V-14Interviewing343
V-15Having a Good Attitude346
V-16Being a Good Employee349
V-17Getting Along with the Boss351
V-18You Are the Boss354
V-19Getting Work Experience357
V-20Changing Jobs: Why?359
V-21Changing Jobs: How?361
V-22A Job Application364
Section VILifestyle Choices369
Values
VI-1What Are Values?370
VI-2Values Important to Me372
VI-3Forming Values374
VI-4Values in Action377
Personal Habits and Choices
VI-5Smoking--Is It for Me?379
VI-6Marijuana and Other Drugs382
VI-7Teens and Drinking385
VI-8Changing Your Appearance388
VI-9Exercise391
VI-10Hygiene393
VI-11Personal Check-Up396
Sexual Issues
VI-12Being Sexually Active399
VI-13Healthy Dating402
VI-14Rate the Date405
VI-15Teenage Pregnancy408
VI-16HIV and AIDS412
Reputation
VI-17What's a Reputation?415
VI-18Losing a Good Reputation418
VI-19Changing Your Reputation420
VI-20How You Appear to Others423
Stress
VI-21Stress and Stressors426
VI-22Stressful Events and Situations429
VI-23Coping with Stress432
VI-24Depression436
VI-25Suicide439
VI-26Getting Help442
VI-27You Have Choices!445
Section VIIProblem-Solving Skills449
Handling Problem Situations
VII-1Understanding the Problem Situation450
VII-2Coping with Surprises453
VII-3Adjusting to Change456
VII-4Taking Responsibility for Mistakes459
Making Decisions
VII-5Considering Important Factors462
VII-6Needs vs. Wants465
VII-7Immediate Results vs. Waiting468
VII-8Following Through471
VII-9Changing Bad Decisions474
Resource Management
VII-10Using Resources477
VII-11Reliable Resources481
VII-12Fact vs. Opinion484
VII-13Time Management487
VII-14Staying on Task490
Goal-Setting
VII-15What Is a Goal?493
VII-16Setting Your Priorities496
VII-17Doing Things in Sequence498
VII-18Realistic Goals501
VII-19Adjusting Goals504
Risk-Taking
VII-20What Is a Risk?506
VII-21Why Take Risks?509
VII-22Rate the Risk512
VII-23Risking Failure515
VII-24Learning from Mistakes519
VII-25Risks and Their Payoffs522

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