Life Skills

Teaching Basic Life Skills to your Special Needs Children

Lets face it. As a parent, you simply won't be around for your child's entire lifetime.  Sooner or later your child is going to have to become independent and the earlier you start teaching...
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Chores – They Do a Child a World of Good

I have spent more than 15 years working specifically in an Adult Transition program.  From those years of experience, I can advise to get started as early as possible assigning chores which is basically...
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Summer: Perfect Time to Develop Social & Self-Help Skills

Summer is right around the corner! Kids will be home from school, sleeping in late, and procrastinating on any assigned summer reading.  When I was in middle school, summer had to be “productive”.  For...
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Using Art To Teach Life Skills

For some kids with special needs dealing with new situations or ways of doing things can cause fear and anxiety.  Or they may get “stuck” doing something the same way but become frustrated because...

Teach Shoe Tying with Backward Chaining

Learning to tie shoes is a challenge for most children, but even more so if your child is dealing with various isms.  Backward Chaining may be the solution to this challenge. If your child struggles...

How to Recognize and Teach Kindness

Did you know World Kindness Day is November 13 each year? Do you recall your first recognition of an act of kindness? Some children with various isms do not realize when others are mean to...
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Teach Life Skills – Create Success for Independence

All parents want independence for their children. I am no different; I desired for my son with isms to live independently with success and with much dedication and effort, he is doing just that. ...
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7 Micro-Business Ideas to Help Transition into Adulthood

Statistics reveal a growing number of Americans aging out of Adult Transition Programs in local school districts creating an avalanche of ill-prepared individuals seeking suitable “post-school district” programs or opportunities.  Some statistics show that...
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Prepare Kids to Express their Opinion

Some of the adult students I work with have not learned that they are entitled to an opinion.  Some do not realize that they can say "No, thanks" to something that are not interested...

Change is Good! Token Economy Systems Bring Positive Rewards

Change is good? Well, in the case of what’s known as a token economy system, change is great! This is a system of behavior modification through positive reinforcement. Basically, in order to achieve the...