About This Chapter
Life Skills & Special Education - Chapter Summary
In this engaging chapter, you'll review resources and lesson plans you can use to teach your special education students essential life skills like cooking and personal hygiene. These lessons also cover approaches to teaching life skills and sex education to students. Our materials have been created by professional instructors specifically for special needs students and with their unique learning needs and challenges in mind.
How It Helps
- Gives successful approaches: Not only will you learn about what to teach, our resources give you information about how to effectively communicate and teach your special education students about these topics.
- Encourages student confidence: When you use these resources, you'll be empowering your special needs students with essential life skills and knowledge that will boost their confidence.
- Simplifies your planning: With resources about even the most sensitive subjects, our chapter provides you with tailored, proven ways to teach your classes without the effort and stress it takes to develop your own lesson plans and curriculum.
How It Works
This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan resources with relevant tools to make planning life skills lessons easy.
- Use lesson plan outlines for specific life skills topics you want to cover in class.
- Formulate your special education class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
- Share the related life skills lessons with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
- Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important life skills concepts from the lessons.
- Engage your students with relevant life skills-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.
1. Teaching Life Skills to Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Are you looking for fun and exciting ways to teach life skills to your students with intellectual disabilities? This lesson will provide specific lesson ideas for doing just that, as well as on overview of important life skills!
2. Teaching Cooking to Special Needs Children
Cooking is an incredibly motivating and versatile activity that can be used to teach a wide variety of skills to students with special needs. In this lesson, you will find ideas for using cooking in your classroom.
3. Personal Hygiene Lesson Plan for Special Education
This lesson plan helps special education students learn how to fold or use hangers for a variety of different kinds of clothing, wash their hands, brush their teeth and handle sneezes.
4. Sex Education for Special Needs Students
Teaching students with special needs about sex does not have to be awkward, and it is very important! This lesson discusses special education in relation to students with diverse special needs.
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Other chapters within the Resources for Teaching Special Education course
- Social Skills & Special Education
- Teaching Special Education
- Math Instruction in Special Education
- Language Arts & Special Education
- Music & Art in Special Education
- Special Education for Adults with Disabilities
- Advocacy in Special Education
- Homeschooling & Special Needs
- Response to Intervention (RTI) Strategies & Information
- Speech Therapy Activities & Materials
- Special Education Classroom Strategies
- IEP Goals & Meeting Resources
- Differentiated Instruction Strategies for Teachers
- 504 Plans Examples & Information
- Language Disorders Resources