Steps to Independence: Teaching Everyday Skills to Children with Special Needs / Edition 4

Steps to Independence: Teaching Everyday Skills to Children with Special Needs / Edition 4

by Bruce L. Baker
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557666970

ISBN-13: 9781557666970

Pub. Date: 01/01/2004

Publisher: Brookes Publishing

Now in its fourth edition, this step-by-step guide to teaching everyday skills to children with special needs has been a popular resource for more than 20 years. Steps to Independence stems from the authors' belief that that parents are their children's first and most influential teachers. Based on years of work with parents, the book offers an easy-to-read,

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Now in its fourth edition, this step-by-step guide to teaching everyday skills to children with special needs has been a popular resource for more than 20 years. Steps to Independence stems from the authors' belief that that parents are their children's first and most influential teachers. Based on years of work with parents, the book offers an easy-to-read, explicit program for teaching children with special needs the skills that will help them progress toward living as independently and happily as possible in the community.The strengths of the earlier editions-reader-friendly, well-organized, and stepwise presentations of potentially complicated subjects through illustrations, forms, and vignettes, and a touch of humor-are still reflected in the fourth edition. Section I cover the basics of teaching, while Section II address teaching skills in specific areas (get-ready skills, self-help skills, toilet-training, play skills, self-care skills, home-care skills, information skills). Section III breaks down the often difficult topic of dealing with behavior problems. Section IV addresses the "computer revolution" and the critical topic of partnering with teachers. The five appendices serve as reference guides for teaching specific skills.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557666970
Publisher:
Brookes Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Edition description:
4TH
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
292,722
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


I. Basics of Teaching (STEPS TO...)

  1. Setting Out
  2. Targeting a Skill
  3. Establishing Steps
  4. Picking Rewards
  5. Setting the Stage
  6. Teaching
  7. Observing Progress and Troubleshooting

II. Skill Teaching

  1. Get-Ready Skills
  2. Self-Help Skills
  3. Toilet Training
  4. Play Skills
  5. Independent Living: Self-Care Skills
  6. Independent Living: Home-Care Skills
  7. Independent Living: Functional Academic Skills

III. Behavior Problem Management

  1. Identifying Behavior Problems
  2. Examining Behavior
  3. Beginning a Behavior Management Program: Part One: Consequences
  4. Beginning a Behavior Management Program: Part Two: Antecedents and Alternative Behaviors

IV. Supporting Independence

  1. Computing: Now It's Personal
  2. Partnership With Your Child's Other Teachers

Appendices
A: Get-Ready Skills
B: Self-Help Skills Inventory
C: Self-Help Skills Programs
D: Play Skills Programs
E: Functional Academic Skills Programs

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