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(especially when teaching social and recreational skills)

by Valerie Perwein & Nancy Levack
© TSBVI 1996 - 48 pages Order # 59421ILS (7 oz.)
Note: This curriculum is sold unbound and printed on 3-hole punched 8 1/2 x 11 paper ready for a ring binder.

This booklet can serve as a basis for inservice, especially when using the Independent Living Curriculum to teach from.

  • Information about teaching social and recreational skills
  • How to choose the right objectives and teaching strategies
  • Examples of teaching strategies
  • Question and strategy forms

Independent Living: Activity Routines

©TSBVI Revised 2009 - 258 pp. - Order # 59421IAP or textfile (22 oz.)

A collection of routines for the following goals from the Independent Living curriculum:

  • Personal Hygiene and Grooming
  • Eating
  • Food Management
  • Housekeeping
  • Money

Each routine refers to target skills from the curriculum and points out the specific challenges related to visual impairment a student may encounter. Suggested materials, methods, and adaptations will help in instruction. Sequenced steps outline the basic routine. Special considerations for students who have multiple disabilities are included also. The routines are sold unbound printed on 3-hole punched 8 1/2 x 11 paper ready for ring binders. (258 pp.)

Assessment & Ongoing Evaluation booklet

© TSBVI 1993 - 148 pages Order # 59421ILE (18 oz.), or database Order # 59421AED


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Contents for Independent Living: A Curriculum with Adaptations for Students with Visual Impairments

by Robin Loumiet and Nancy Levack

Description and Use

  • Philosophy
  • Description and Use of the Curriculum
    • Curriculum Design
    • Intended Population
    • Who Can Use the Curriculum
    • Where to Use the Curriculum
    • How to Use the Curriculum
  • Description of the Goal and Skills Section
    • General Considerations for Teaching
    • Skills and Teaching Suggestions
    • What the Icons Mean
  • Descriptions of the Appendices and Supplementary Packe
  • Assessment
    • Initial Assessment
    • On-Going Evaluation
  • Instructional Planning
    • Selecting Skills from the Curriculum
    • Rewording Skills in the Curriculum
    • Adding New Skills
    • Planning Lessons
    • IEP Planning
    • Transferring Skills from the Curriculum to a Student's IEP
  • Teaching Students with Visual Impairments
    • Effective Instruction
    • Hand-Over-Hand Assistance
    • Task Analysis
    • Mediation
    • Modelling
    • Role Play
    • Identifying Adaptations to Use and When to Use Them
    • Adaptations for Increasing Visual Efficiency
    • Visual Adaptations
    • Tactual Adaptations
    • Using Audio and Audio-Visual Materials
    • Using Models

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Volume I: Social Competence

  • Social Competence Goals
  • Introduction
    • Why Teach Social Skills
    • Reasons for Delays in the Development of Social Competence
    • Effective Strategies for Teaching Social Skills
    • Resources for Teaching Social Skills
  • Interaction with Family, Peers, and Other
  • Self-Concept
  • Recognition and Expression of Emotions
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Values Clarification
  • Personal and Social Aspects of Sexuality
  • Physical Aspects of Sexuality
  • Courteous Behavior
  • Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Planning
  • Scholastic Success
  • Personal and Civic Responsibility
  • Appendices
  • Sample Lessons on Conversations
  • Social Skills Curricula
  • Student Books Related to Social Competence
  • Audio and Audio-Visual Materials
  • Catalogs for Speciality Items
  • Glossary
  • Evaluation Forms
  • References
  • Index

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Volume II: Self-Care and Maintenance of Personal Environment

  • Self-Care and Maintenance of Personal Environment Goals
  • Introduction
    • Why Teach Self-Care and Maintenance of Personal Environment
    • Instructional Setting
    • Task Analyses
    • Initiative and Problem Solving
  • Dressing
  • Clothing Management
  • Personal Hygiene and Grooming
  • Toileting and Feminine Hygiene
  • Eating
  • Eating in Different Settings
  • Food Management
  • Housekeeping and Home Maintenance
  • Housing
  • Telephone Use
  • Time Concepts
  • Obtaining and Using Money
  • Health and Safety
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Appendices
  • Sample Lesson on Unbuttoning
  • Sample Lesson on Shopping
  • Audio and Audio-Visual Materials
  • Resources for Task Analyses of Self-Care
  • Resources for Adapted Cookbooks
  • Catalogs for Speciality Items
  • Glossary
  • Evaluation Forms
  • References
  • Index

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Volume III: Play and Leisure

  • Play and Leisure Goals
  • Introduction
    • Why Teach Play and Leisure
    • Play
    • Leisure
    • Resources
  • Management of Leisure Time
  • Solitary Play and Leisure Activities
  • Social Play and Leisure Activities
  • Physical Games and Sports
  • Enjoyment of Pets and Nature
  • Music and Dance
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Drama
  • Science and Technology
  • Appendices
  • Sample Lesson on on Playing a Board Game
  • Catalogs for Speciality Items
  • Glossary
  • Evaluation Forms
  • References
  • Index

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