For educators, parents, and others involved in teaching adolescents with special needs, Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs offers a unique collection of 190 activity sheets with related exercises, discussion questions, and evaluation suggestions to help students acquire the basic skills necessary to achieve independence and success in everyday living. Each activity sheet focuses on a specific skill within the context of real-life situations and includes complete teacher directions for its effective use, from objective and introduction through optional extension activities and methods to assess students learning. The major topics covered include: Interpersonal Skills; Communication Skills; Academic and School Skills; Practical Living Skills; Vocational Skills; Lifestyle Choices; and Problem-Solving Skills. Also included is a list of parent activities which can be reproduced and given to parents to use in conjunction with the activities being worked on in class. Updated topics include: identity theft issues; cell phone manners; budgeting, direct deposit, tipping, use of debit cards, and other financial issues; time management and organization tips; application/resume/job search issues; reading for pleasure; shopping online; exercising regularly; using online social networks like Facebook; and updated job skills and social skills.
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