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.

Life Skills for Secondary Students With Intellectual Disability

Chapter 12 life skills for secondary students with intellectual disability
Teresa Taber Doughty Jordan Shurr

Learning Objectives

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.

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 ...

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