ERIC Number: ED461224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Steps to Independent Living Series.
This set of six activity books and a teacher's guide is designed to help students from eighth grade to adulthood with special needs to learn independent living skills. The activity books have a reading level of 2.5 and address: (1) "How to Get Well When You're Sick or Hurt," including how to take a temperature, see a doctor, and use medicines wisely; (2) "How to Use Money Wisely", including banking and being a wise consumer; (3) "How to Take Care of a Home", including making a home safe, keeping a home clean, and keeping washable goods clean; (4) "How to Stay Healthy, including good grooming habits, personal hygiene, good nutrition for good health, and keeping fit; (5) "How to Look Out for YOurself", including self-management skills, keeping emotionally healthy, keeping personally safe, and making healthy decisions about alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and sexual activity; and (6) "How to Set Up a Home", including choosing a place to live, understanding utilities, and furnishing an apartment. The separate teacher's guide provides additional hands-on activities for teachers to use as enrichment or as a challenge for more able students. The guide also includes an answer key for all exercises in the activity texts. (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Alcohol Abuse, Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Drug Use, Health Education, Health Promotion, Home Management, Independent Living, Physical Fitness, Secondary Education, Self Care Skills, Self Management, Sexuality, Teaching Guides
J. Weston Walch Publisher, P.O. Box 658, Portland, ME 04104-0658 (7-book set: $78.01). Tel: 800-558-2846 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
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