ERIC Number: ED256102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Discover the World of Independent Living: An Independent Living Skills Curriculum and a Guide to the Implementation of the Curriculum. October 1, 1981-December 31, 1984.
Leavitt, Karen J.; Terrell, Glenn J.
This independent living skills curriculum addresses the needs of developmentally handicapped students ages 13-19. Designed to supplement the existing curriculum, nine units focus on the following skill areas: social skills (self-esteem, self-identity, social communication and interaction, goal development, problem solving, developing sexual identity); health (personal care and hygiene, health care, safety, first aid); home management (house cleaning, identification and use of hand tools, using the telephone, housing options); clothing care (laundry, clothing use and maintenance); cooking (kitchen safety, pre-cooking skills, nutrition, preparing foods, storing and serving foods, kitchen cleaning); travel (preparation, safety, transportation, understanding your community); money management (handling money, budgeting, banking); leisure time activities (including time management); and career development (planning, preparation for employment, working). Each unit lists objectives, teaching activities, needed materials and resources, adaptations for students with visual, hearing, and/or orthopedic disabilities, and student skills checklists. A separate guide to implementation of the curriculum discusses the philosophy of independent living, provides an overview and description of the curriculum, and outlines resource requirements (equipment, staff, training) and teaching strategies. Appendices to the guide include lists of parent and national resources as well as Independent Living Centers by state. (JW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Services for Independent Living, Euclid, OR.