List of Topics Independent Living Skills Book 1

Self Advocacy

 Who Is Your Service Coordinator?

What is an ISP?

Client Grievance Procedures

Client Meetings

Personal Responsibility (flash cards included to assist staff in starting a discussion)

Speaking Up For Yourself

Public Speaking

Emotions

Recognizing Emotions (flash cards included)

Dealing with Emotions

Personal Space

Boyfriend/Girlfriend Relationships

Developing a Self-Control Plan

Am I  Disabled?

Independent Living Skills

Renting An Apartment

I Have an Apartment - Now What?

Medications

Research Skills

Sequencing (flash cards included)

Looking Up Business Information

Talking on the Telephone

Using a Cell Phone

Library Skills

Making and Keeping Appointments

Setting Priorities

Credit Cards

Nutrition

Healthy Eating Choices

Reading a Nutrition Label

Measuring Ingredients

Storing Food

Food Safety

Reading  a Recipe

Nutrition Cooking

Meal Planning

Nutrition Shopping

Meal Prep

Setting the Taable

Cooking

Eating

Cleanup

Operating a Range/Oven

Operating a Microwave Oven

Operating a Dishwasher


Hygiene

Personal Hygiene - Washing

Hand Washing

Tooth Brushing

Basic First Aid

Toileting

Hygiene Manners

Privacy

Bodily Functions

Personal Care

Hair Care

Fingernails

Eye care

Foot Care

Dress for Success

Adaptive Devices

Math/Money Skills

Coin Identification

Paper Money Identification

Exact Change

Budgeting

How to Read a Sales Receipt

Calculator Use

Number Recognition

Reading Skills

Reading

Reading the Newspaper

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Writing Skills

Letter Recognition

Story Collections

Fiction or Non-Fiction?

Correspondence

Computer Skills

Computer Parts

Computer Programs

The Internet

Printing a Document

Email Accounts

Telling Time

What Time Is It?

What Time Do We Do Things?

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

The Calendar

Communication

How Do I Tell People What I Want?

How Do I Tell People What I Don't Want?

Talking to Others (flash cards included)

Basic ASL

Intrepreting What People Say

Concepts

Non-Vioilence (Thoughts, Words, and Deeds)

Making Choices

Criticism

Consequences

Building Trust

Teamwork

Body Language

Personal Safety

Know Your Address

Know Your Phone Number

Safety Awareness

Calling the 911 Emergency Number (flash cards included)

Animal Safety

Stranger Awareness

What is a Stranger? (flash cards included)

Can I Talk to a Stranger? (flash cards included)

Friends and Acquaintances

Personal and Private Information

Laundry

Separating Clothes

Loading the Washer

Machine Settings

Soap and Bleach

Loading the Dryer

Folding Clothes

Exercise/Mobility

Why Exercise?

Walking

Stretching and Flexibility

Hand Flexibility

Social Skills/Manners

What Are Manners?

Manners at My Day Program

Manners in the Community

Stealing

Taking Turns

Telling the Truth (flash cards included)

What is "Appropriate" Behavior? (flash cards included)

Following Rules

Getting Along with Others

Coping with Changes in Routine

The Art of Conversation

Patience

Compromise

Dealing with Rejection

Respect (for yourself and others)

Greeting Other People

Civics

Civics

Voting

Clubs and Organizations

Volunteering

Jury Duty

Government

Getting Arrested by the Police

Mentoring

Running a Meeting

Educational Exploration

What Do I Want to Learn?

Where Do I Go to Learn Things?

How Do Schools Work?

Financial Aid

Vocational Skills

Standards of Work Performance

Punctuality and Attendance

Dress and Hygiene

Reaction to Supervisor

Getting On with Other Workers

Concentration

Work Area

Safety

Behavior Regulation

Communication

Memory Performance

Vocations

What Kind of Job Do I Want?

What Kinds of Jobs Are There?

Required Job Skills

Job Search

Where Do I Look for a Job?

How Do I Contact an Employer?

Job Applications

Your Resume

The Job Interview

I Got the Job, Now What?

Work Ethics

Work Ethics

Job Rules

Jon Productivity

Job Quality

ADA

Community Resource Skills

Public Transit

Public Transit Schedule

Recognizing Bus Stops

Handling a Transit Ticket

Bus Riding Etiquette

Recognizing Landmarks

Transfers

Notifying the Driver of Your Stop

Community Services

What Are Community Services?

The Bank

The Post Office

The Hospital

The Police Department

The Fire Department

Department of Motor Vehicles

The Library

Shopping Skills

What Kinds of Stores?

What Do Things Cost?

Sales Tax

Comparison Shopping

Completing a Purchase

Street Safety

Crosswalks

Stop Signs

Traffic Lights

Driveways

What if There is No Sidewalk?

Community Surroundings

Landmarks

Distances

Street Names and Numbers

Directions

Where Am I?

Community Safety Signs

Leisure Skills

Art/ Craft

The Color Wheel

Drawing and Painting

Art Portfolio

Sculpture

Collage

Current Events

Newspaper

Radio News

T.V. News

News or Gossip? (flash cards included)

Board/ Card Games

Checkers

Hearts

Relaxation

Stress

Self-Relaxation Techniques

Park/Picnic

Why Go to a Park?

Physical Games/Exercise

Relaxation

Have a Picnic

Museums/ Art Galleries

What is a Museum?

Museum Behavior

What is an Art Gallery?

Art Gallery Behavior

Photography

Why Take Pictures?

Using a Digital Camera

Composition

Uploading Pictures

Video Cameras

Storyboarding

Music

Why Do We Listen to Music?

What Kinds of Music Are There?