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  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 2 edition (Dec 30 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470259396
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470259399
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 2.8 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #30,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs

Second Edition

In this thoroughly revised and updated edition, special educator and best-selling author Darlene Mannix offers teachers and parents a unique collection of illustrated activities complete with student worksheets, discussion questions, and evaluation suggestions to help adolescents with special needs acquire the basic skills they need to achieve independence and success in everyday life. Each activity focuses on a specific skill within the context of real-life situations and includes complete teacher instructions for its effective use, from objective and introduction through optional extension activities and guidelines for student assessment.

Designed for quick and easy use, all of these ready-to-use materials are presented in an 8?" x 11" lay-flat format for easy photocopying and organized into six sections: Self-Awareness (knowing oneself, personal life choices), People Skills (relating to others, making friends), Academic and School Skills (reading, writing, math, study skills), Practical Living Skills (money, travel, living arrangements, shopping, eating, nutrition, exercise), Vocational Skills (finding a vocation, getting and keeping a job), and Problem-Solving Skills (making good decisions, using resources, setting goals, understanding risks). This new edition includes more than 50 all-new exercises covering everything from being flexible and understanding your disability to using cell phones, e-mail, the Internet, and debit/credit cards.

This book can be used equally well as an ongoing curriculum for daily life skills training in the classroom or as a go-to reference for teachers, homeschoolers, and therapists seeking help to address specific skill deficits.

About the Author

Darlene Mannix, M.A., has 26 years of experience as a classroom teacher and has taught both general education and special education. She is the best-selling author of numerous books for special educators including Life Skills Activities for Special Children, Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs, and Writing Skills Activities for Special Children.

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By Susan on March 22 2014
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This was purchased for my daughter teaching in a school in Australia. She was struggling to find appropriate resources for her class. The head of Spec. Ed. at the high school I work at recommended the Darlene Mannix series. I received a call from my daughter thanking me for such an invaluable resource!!! She references it daily and has made teaching this class much better.
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Aspergers Unite Oct. 23 2013
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Perfect for Aspergers children who need help with Life Skills and Social Skills. While the book is really for groups, I have still found it perfectly useful for an only child. I just adapt the exercises. I would recommend this for Homeschooling an Aspie, which is why I purchased it.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Great book on Life Skills. Oct. 4 2013
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I have a 17-year old daughter with down syndrome. It is difficult to find anything to help you help your child that truly is helpful. This book is exactly what I was looking for!
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I found this book very helpful for teaching my students life skills that they will need to be successful after they leave my classroom! I would recommend this to any life skills teachers needing guidance on curriculum!
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Great For Troubled Kids! Feb. 19 2014
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Its on what seems to be a 3rd grade reading level, but helps students gain confidence. I teach a life skills class in an middle school in Brooklyn and was told that the entire curriculum is in this book. The school gave me the 5 most troubled kids in the school and it turned out to be a great tool.

The books gives great ideas for lessons and activities, along with a daily worksheet. The work is highly manageable for middle school students and they end up working through the worksheet with confidence. I highly recommend this book to anyone teaching this type of course.
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Loved by Special Educ. Teacher Oct. 12 2011
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This book is great! I use it in a job skills course I teach all year long for 18-21 year olds with cognitive disabilities! I would highly recommend!