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52 resources with the keyterm independent living skills

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Purchasing Items Using the Next Dollar Strategy

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Drill and practice is the method of teaching for today. Special needs pupils practice rounding to the next dollar value when purchasing an item at the store. They are shown flash cards with a monetary value, they then have 3-5 seconds to...
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Kitchen Appliances and Utensils: Home Living / Daily Living

For Teachers 9th - 12th
There are so many different types of tools we use in the kitchen, everyday. Help your special needs learner discover how to recognize, identify, and use various kitchen utensils and appliances. Using picture cards and drill prompting,...
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Cooking Skills: Special Education

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Using the microwave, boiling water for pasta, and using a knife to make a sandwich are all independent living skills. Prepare your special needs students for life by having them prepare three easy-to-cook items. Each skill is laid out as...
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Cooking and Kitchen Tools

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Independent living skills and skills that can be used to gain employment are very important for any learner. Teens with visual impairments explore the kitchen to understand what everything is and what it all does. The lesson includes a...
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Withdrawing Money from an ATM

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Taking twenty dollars out of the ATM seems like second nature, once you get the hang of it. The class practices the steps needed to withdraw money from the ATM and then performs the task at an actual bank. The lesson has the instructor...
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Home Living/ Daily Living: Food Pyramid

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
What did you have for lunch? Did it contain all four food groups? Help your special education class make good food choices and recognize foods in each of the four food groups. They look at images and discuss the foods on the food pyramid...
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First-aid Safety Skills

For Teachers 3rd - Higher Ed
Everyone gets minor cuts and scrapes now and then. Provide your special education class with the skills they needs to clean and bandage a small wound. Use read marker (fake blood) on your arm and show your class how to wash and dress it....
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Home Living/Daily Living: Selecting an Outfit

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
When people make clothing choices, they should be attempting to buy clothes that are the proper size. Unfortunately, for most that is a skill that they have never been taught. Make sure your special education learners can purchase...
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Meal Planning and Nutrition

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
In a home environment, learners with special needs practice creating nutritious meal plans. They talk about healthy food choices, then use the food pyramid as a guide to planning three balanced meals. They use a food group check sheet to...
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Home Living/ Daily Live: Fire Safety

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Learners with special needs discuss the importance of fire safety. They visit smokey.com, discuss where fires commonly occur, and how to prevent them. They then practice responding to a fire-related emergency.
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Preventing Home Accidents

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Learners with special needs who are heading out into a community-based living situation need to know how to prevent home accidents from happening. They visit a real apartment and discuss the types of accidents that could happen due to...
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Cell Phone Usage When Lost

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Getting lost can be scary for anybody. Hone communication skills necessary when attempting to ask for help in a scary situation. Learners with special needs discuss how to know they're lost and how to use a cell phone to call for help....
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Laundromat Skills

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
The worst part of the week is trying to scrounge quarters for the laundromat. Make the task of cleaning laundry an easy one for your high-functioning special needs learners. You take a trip to a local laundromat to practice using coin...
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Home Living/ Daily Living: Cooking Mastery

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Learning to cook, follow directions, and presenting information are skills every body needs to know. Learners complete a recipe-in-a-jar activity to hone these life skills. They follow the directions, choose and use correct measurement...
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Using a Debit Card to Make Purchases

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
After you make a photo album of image depicting the process of using a debit card, kids in your class can start practicing. They learn how to use a debit card in various shopping and community settings to gain independent shopping...
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Using Counting-on Strategy for Purchasing

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Intended for learners with autism and developmental disabilities, this lesson uses the strategy of counting-on to enhance independent shopping skills. Learners will practice counting on to the next dollar value in order to purchase items...
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Home Living / Daily Living: Shopping List

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Talk with your pupils about the importance of staying focused at the grocery store. Your special education class will discuss how to create and use a shopping list. They will make a shopping list and pretend to use it in a role-play...
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Snack and Drink Preparation Skills

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Who doesn't love a good snack? Provide practice with basic snack preparation skill for your special education class. They follow each step-by-step procedure to make and serve a hot drink and a sandwich. These skills are taught using...
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Home Living / Daily Living: Dental Care

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Don't forget to brush! Help your special education class excel at taking care of their wonderful smiles. They'll discuss proper brushing and flossing techniques, watch a video on dental hygiene, and then brush their teeth. 
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Leisure Skill Participation Using Choice Training

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
It may seem odd to have to train a person to make free time choices, but for those with severe handicaps, it can be a skill that needs fostering. Provided is a list of steps, intended to train a severely disabled individual in choosing...
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Grocery Shopping

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Using an adaptive shopping list, special needs students take a trip to the grocery store. Instead of words, their list contains pictures of the items they need to find and purchase at the store. They run through several practice and...
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Taco Grande

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
What do you use to chop an onion or brown the meat? Learners with special needs read through a taco recipe, then use it to complete three different academic development activities. They circle the best utensil for the job, match each...
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Student Handout - Words I Can Use

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Sometimes people with special needs find it hard to be understood. And, sometimes people with special need find it hard to understand others. Prepare your class for life in the workplace by discussing what they can say and do when there...
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Student Handout - Situations

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Everybody misses work now and then, or runs a little late. Prepare your special needs class with practice communicating their difficulties in getting up and getting to work. They look at each of the six scenarios, describe them and...