ERIC Number: ED116415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Basic Life Functions Instructional Program Model; Curriculum Guide for Children with Exceptional Educational Needs.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for Handicapped Children.
Presented is a curriculum guide for teaching basic life skills to students with exceptional educational needs (primarily the moderately to severely retarded). Separate sections deal with the following persisting life needs: communicating ideas, understanding one's self and getting along with others, traveling and moving about, adapting and functioning in one's physical environment, keeping healthy, living safely, contributing to one's financial maintenance, assisting in homemaking, using desirable recreation sources for leisure time, and developing creativity through art and music. Each life skill area is analyzed in terms of content areas, developmental levels and curriculum items; curriculum items are broken down into skill descriptions and instructional activities with information on appropriate equipment and materials. It is explained that the guide's format is designed to serve as a functional assessment and record keeping device to aid individualized programing. (CL)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Curriculum Guides, Daily Living Skills, Exceptional Child Education, Handicapped Children, Health Education, Home Economics, Leisure Time, Mental Retardation, Moderate Mental Retardation, Money Management, Safety Education, Self Care Skills, Severe Mental Retardation, Social Development, Teaching Methods
Division for Handicapped Children, 126 Langdon Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53702
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for Handicapped Children.