ERIC Number: ED075965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Possible Content Areas for Implementation of the Basic Life Functions Instructional Program Model.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for Handicapped Children.
Identified are curricular items intended to develop skills pertinent to the 12 broad instructional objectives of the Basic Life Functions Instructional Program Model, a program for trainable mentally retarded children. The 12 instructional objectives are: communicating ideas, self-understanding, interacting with others, traveling, adapting to and functioning in the physical environment, maintaining health, living safely, contributing to one's financial maintenance, homemaking, appreciating material values, enjoying leisure time, appreciating beauty, and being a reliable citizen. Skills listed under the objectives include auditory and visual perceptual skills, understanding community organization, riding a city bus, knowledge of physical geographical characteristics, appropriate eating habits, using currency, lanudry and ironing skills, and craft skills. Curricular items (approximately four to 15 are noted for each skill) specify instructional activities such as matching objects, pictures, and symbols; moving body parts on verbal command; locating numbers in the telephone book; participating in competitive games; knowing how to use a bus schedule; naming days of the week, recognizing the need for medical and dental care; depositing money in the bank; frying an egg; playing relay games; singing; and obeying traffic laws. (For a related document, see EC 051 748). (GW)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for Handicapped Children.