60 Life Skills to Teach Your Child with Special Needs

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60 Life Skills to Teach Your Child with Special Needs
Life Skills
1. Potty train
2. Wash hands
3. Brush hair
4. Pick out clothes
5. Dress self
6. Button clothes
7. Shower self
8. Brush teeth
9. Wash face
10. Choose healthy food/snacks
11. Prepare snacks for self
12. Prepare lunch for self
13. Prepare breakfast for self
14. Prepare food for others and self
15. Heat up food in microwave
16. Put food away in proper place
17. Clean off table after meal
18. Put dishes in sink
19. Load dishwasher
20. Unload dishwasher
21. Put on shoes
22. Tie shoes
23. Take trash out of their bathroom
24. Wipe down bathroom sink
25. Wipe down toilet
26. Wipe down mirror
27. Clean up toys and put in toy bin
28. Put away pencils and notebooks after school
29. Ride a bike
30. Bike and Scooter Safety (Where Helmet)
31. Take a walk – learn street safety
32. Mail a letter
33. Retrieve mail out of mailbox
34. Vacuum
35. Sweep
36. Spray mop
37. Dry mop
38. Answer the phone
39. Dial the phone
40. Memorize phone number
41. Memorize address
42. Learn how to count money
43. Purchase items at a store
44. Shop for groceries
45. Order food at restaurant
46. Use a computer
47. Type an e-mail
48. Use a TV (remote)
49. Pour liquid into a glass
50. Learning to read an indoor/outdoor thermometer
51. Dressing appropriately to the temperature
52. Water Safety
53. Learn to swim
54. Make Bed
55. Change Sheets
56. Learn to Use Washer & Dryer
57. Dust furniture
58. Wipe Walls & Railings in Home
59. Read Street Signs
60. Read a Map
To begin just pick one of the skills.  Work on this skill for the next 10 days or 2 weeks.  If the life skill is especially difficult for your child you might choose to break it down into smaller steps and work on these until your child masters it.  The goal is to get these to eventually become incorporated into their typical day to day routine.
Posted in Autism on March 31 at 01:12 PM

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