ERIC Number: ED342167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Budgeting Skills: Functional Living Skills for Adolescents and Adults with Mild and Moderate Disabilities.
Nishioka-Evans, Vicki; And Others
Intended primarily for parents of teenagers or young adults with mild and moderate mental disabilities, this guide offers a specific program to teach basic budgeting skills. The program is differentiated for teenagers who either can count money or who have trouble reading and counting money. The program for teenagers who can count money begins with simple budgeting for personal items and moves to more complex and longer term items. Personal Money Sheets are used to record and track all income. Other forms are for distinguishing between needs and wants and for planning expenses. Money is kept in envelopes labeled as to category of planned expense. Actual expenses are recorded on the Personal Money Sheets. The program for young people who can't read and count money involves the use of pricing cards with pictures and attached money stored in folders by category. It also involves helping the teenager distinguish between needs and wants. General teaching suggestions are provided, such as ways to minimize mistakes. Additional forms allow the parent (or teacher) to track achievement of budgeting skills. The last chapter presents budgeting activities to help the young person who is preparing to live on his or her own. Blank forms and sample pricing cards are attached. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Oregon State Coll., Monmouth. Teaching Research Div.