The updated new edition of this valuable resource offers anexciting collection of 200 ready-to-use worksheets to helpadolescents build the social skills they need to interacteffectively with others and learn how to apply these skills tovarious real-life settings, situations, and problems. The bookprovides 20 complete teaching units focusing on 20 basic socialskills, such as being a good listener, "reading" other people, andusing common sense.
DARLENE MANNIX, M.A., has taught both general education and special education, and she has worked with students ranging from learning disabled and mentally challenged to language disordered and severely emotionally disturbed. Mannix is the best-selling author of numerous books for special educators including Social Skills Activities for Special Children and Life Skills Activities for Special Children.
Socially ADDept helps educators and parents teach thehidden rules of social behavior to children with limited socialskills, notably those with special needs like ADHD, learningdisabilities, Asperger's and high-functioning autism, TouretteSyndrome, and nonverbal learning disabilities. The author providesall the information parents and professionals need to know to helpkids learn social skills in simple, concise explanations. The bookis divided into eight sections that educators can use as teachingunits or parents can work through one week (or month) at atime.Includes a way for children to see themselves and how theirbehavior looks to othersDeciphers the complex rules of nonverbal language intofriendly, bite-sized morsels that kids can understandOffers a field-tested collection of suggestions and strategiesfor parents and professionals who want to enhance a child's socialcompetence
Socially ADDept is presented in a hands-on workbookformat, complete with reproducible student worksheets that are alsoavailable for free download from the publisher web site.
This book offers teachers and parents a unique collection ofmore than 200 worksheets to help adolescents with special needsbuild the life skills they need to achieve independence and succeedin everyday life. The book provides 22 complete teaching unitsfocusing on basic life skills such as handling money, succeeding atschool, using the Internet safely, getting and keeping a job, andmuch more. The book contains 90 reproducible worksheets forteaching students how to apply these life skills to real-lifesituations.A revised and updated edition of the classic book for teachingbasic life skills to adolescents with special needsIncludes complete teaching units with reproducible worksheetsand discussion questions that teach basic life skillsOffers ideas for fostering skills like using the Internet,handling money, succeeding at school, getting and keeping a job,and moreMannix is the best-selling author of Social SkillsActivities for Special Children, Life Skills Activities for SpecialChildren, and Writing Skills Activities for SpecialChildren
Seven-year-old Venus Fox never spoke, never listened, never even acknowledged the presence of another human being in the room with her. Yet an accidental playground “bump” would release a rage frightening to behold. The school year that followed would be one of the most trying, perplexing, and ultimately rewarding of Torey Hayden’s career, as she struggled to reach a silent child in obvious pain. It would be a strenuous journey beset by seemingly insurmountable obstacles and darkened by truly terrible revelations—yet encouraged by sometimes small, sometimes dazzling breakthroughs—as a dedicated teacher remained committed to helping a “hopeless” girl, and patiently and lovingly leading her toward the light of a new day.
This book offers teachers and parents a unique collection of 190ready-to-use activities complete with student worksheets,discussion questions, and evaluation suggestions to helpexceptional students acquire the basic skills needed to achieveindependence and success in everyday life. Each of the book'sactivities focuses on specific skills within the context ofreal-life situations and includes complete teacher instructions foreffective use, from objective and introduction through optionalextension activities and methods to assess student learning. Thebook includes numerous reproducible parent letters which can besent home to help parents reinforce these lessons while childrenare away from school.A revised and updated edition of the classic book for teachingbasic life skillsIncludes 190 complete activities with reproducible worksheets,discussion questions, and evaluation suggestions for developingindependenceOffers ideas for developing practical skills to deal withidentity theft, cell phone manners, budgeting, eating healthymeals, using credit cards, time management, and much moreMannix is the best-selling author of Social SkillsActivities for Special Children, Writing Skills Activities forSpecial Children, and Character Building Activities forKids