ERIC Number: ED386886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs.
This resource for life skills activities for adolescents with special needs covers aspects of interpersonal relationships, communication skills, academic and school skills, practical living skills, vocational skills, problem-solving skills, and lifestyle choices. Included are 190 illustrated activity sheets with related exercises, discussion questions, and evaluation suggestions to help students in grades 7-12 acquire basic skills needed for independence and success in everyday living. Each activity sheet focuses on a specific skill within the context of real-life situations and includes teacher directions, learning objectives, optional extension activities, and assessment techniques. Also included is a list of parent activities which can be completed in conjunction with student activities. Specific topics include: qualities of a good friend, family members, listening and compromising, obtaining information, reading on the job, improving math skills, studying, taking notes, making a budget, using a timetable during travel, driving and car insurance, home repairs, preparing a meal, job skills, finishing high school, interviewing for work, personal values, drinking, teenage pregnancy, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, stressful events, adjusting to change, and setting realistic goals. (SW)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescent Development, Career Development, Communication Skills, Daily Living Skills, Independent Living, Interpersonal Relationship, Job Skills, Life Style, Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving, Reading Skills, Secondary Education, Social Behavior, Special Needs Students, Stress Management, Study Skills, Youth Problems
Prentice-Hall, Rt. 9W, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632-9940 ($29.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Counselors; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Research in Education, Inc., New York, NY.