Key Features • Involves not only a focus on elementary, secondary education and transition but also preschool education as well. • Addresses the whole spectrum of students with intellectual disabilities including mild, moderate and severe intellectual disability. • A discussion of assistive technology throughout the chapters reflects technology’s increased usage to support students with intellectual disability. • Chapters have been written by leading experts in the respective content.
Chapter 12: Life Skills for Secondary Students With Intellectual Disability
Life Skills for Secondary Students With Intellectual Disability
After reading Chapter 12, you should be able to:
- Describe the functional learning needs of secondary-age students with intellectual disability.
- Discuss the curricular focus for secondary students with intellectual disability.
- Define transition planning and services and their linkage to life skills instruction.
- Identify some general instructional approaches to teaching life skills to secondary students with intellectual disability.
- Describe the primary components of a secondary-level life skills curriculum.
[Page 335]The transition to adulthood is the primary instructional focus for secondary students with mild/moderate and moderate/severe intellectual disability. The time they spend in secondary education should be centered on their preparation ...