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Teaching Life Skills to Students with Special Needs - Chapter Summary
Our expert instructors present information about teaching various life skills to students with special needs in this chapter. As you move through these lessons, you'll see an overview of what life skills are as well review tips for teaching skills to students with intellectual disabilities, autism, and other special needs. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:
- Explain how to assist students with learning disabilities in their understanding of personal care skills
- Understand how to teach autistic students the skills needed for independent living
- Explore activities to help special needs children learn about cooking and hygiene
- Identify strategies to generalize and maintain skills across a variety of learning environments
- Identify social activities for elementary and high school students with special needs
- List extracurricular activities for children in special education
In this chapter, you'll find interesting lessons, multiple-choice quizzes and a user-friendly Dashboard that helps you keep track of your progress. The lesson quizzes and chapter test are particularly helpful to assist you in assessing your comprehension level ahead of an exam. If you have any questions about these concepts, reach out to an instructor through the Dashboard with your questions.
1. Teaching Life Skills to Children
This engaging lesson addresses a very important part of growing up, learning life skills. This lesson will review what life skills are and give examples on teaching some of the important ones within the classroom.
2. 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!
3. Activities of Daily Living (ADL): Definition, Assessment & Examples
We are born into this world helpless to meet our basic needs, such as food, shelter, and hygiene, but as adults, we must be able to meet our own needs. Learn more about the skills and knowledge considered essential to living life independently.
4. Teaching Personal Care Skills to Students with Learning Disabilities
This lesson provides engaging strategies for teaching students with learning disabilities about personal care. Use these strategies designed for low- and high-functioning students in your classroom today.
5. Teaching Independent Living Skills to Students with Autism
Students with autism often need additional instruction in day-to-day independent living skills. There are a variety of skills and strategies that teachers should consider in their planning. This lesson will discuss some of the skills that should be taught and how to teach them.
6. 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.
7. Teaching Hygiene to Students with Special Needs
Students with disabilities often need extra, specialized instruction in order to learn basic skills for independent living. This lesson will focus specifically on how teachers can help their students learn personal hygiene skills.
8. Maintenance & Generalization of Skills Across Learning Environments
How can teachers help students apply the skills they learn in the classroom to many different situations? How can they encourage students to become autonomous learners? In this lesson, we'll examine two types of transfer of learning.
9. Social Activities for Elementary Students with Special Needs
Students with special needs often have challenges with social situations that make it difficult for them to make friends. Let's look at some social activities teachers may use in their classrooms to help their students with disabilities develop social skills.
10. Social Activities for High School Students with Special Needs
Students with disabilities often need direct instruction to learn and understand how to interact with others appropriately. Teachers can help their students feel more accepted at school by involving them in some practice activities.
11. Extracurricular Activities for Children in Special Education
Children in special education can benefit tremendously from involvement in extracurricular activities. This lesson gives you some ideas for activities to benefit your students with special needs.
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- Self-Advocacy for Students with Impairments
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- Supporting Life Transitions for SPED Students
- Developing Partnerships to Support Students as an Educator
- Communicating with Students & Families in SPED
- Educational & Legal Reform for Students with Special Needs
- Professional Issues for Teachers in Michigan
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