Functional Life Skills

  • Description:  Mrs. O’Halek utilizes classroom instruction and activities that promote students reaching their highest level of independent adult functioning.  This includes the areas of personal management, recreation/ leisure, functional academics and work domains.

     

    Student Expectations:

    1. I use appropriate language
    2. I stay in my assigned place
    3. I follow teacher directions
    4. I do not yell, scream or make noises
    5. I use behavior of a young adult

     

    Functional Academics

                    Reading resources

    • SNAP (Specific Natural Activity Program) curriculum
    • Edmark novels
    • News 2 You curriculum
    • Edmark functional word series
    • Unique curriculum
    • Functional life skills materials

                    Reading Skills

    • Word recognition
    • Reading comprehension
    • Fact/opinion
    • sequencing
    • punctuation
    • capitalization

                   Math resources

    • SNAP (Specific Natural Activity Program) curriculum
    • News 2 You curriculum
    • Unique curriculum
    • Functional life skills materials

                   Math Skills

    • Next Dollar strategy
    • Time concepts
    • Calculator skills
    • Math facts
    • Budget and banking skills
    • Graphing
    • Measurement
    • Sorting

    Social Skills

                    Resources

    • SNAP (Specific Natural Activity Program) curriculum
    • News 2 You curriculum
    • Unique curriculum
    • Functional life skills materials
    • CIRCLES curriculum

                    Skills

    • Social relationships and levels of Trust, Talk and Trust
    • Physical fitness
    • Recreation/leisure activities
    • Community participation
    • Personal safety
    • Manners
    • Communication skills
    • Autonomy

    Vocational Skills

                    Resources

    • SNAP (Specific Natural Activity Program) curriculum
    • News 2 You curriculum
    • Unique curriculum
    • Functional life skills materials

                    Skills

    • Standards of work performance
    • Volunteer vocational experiences
    • Community participation
    • Job applications
    • Required job skills
    • What kind of jobs are there

    Essential Foods

                    Resources

    • SNAP (Specific Natural Activity Program) curriculum
    • News 2 You curriculum
    • Unique curriculum
    • Functional life skills materials

                     Skills

    • Measurement
    • Food safety
    • Reading a recipe
    • Meal preparation
    • Setting the table
    • Cooking
    • Eating
    • Clean-up
    • Operating a range/oven
    • Operating a microwave oven