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Steps to independence : teaching everyday skills to children with special needs /
by Bruce L. Baker and Alan J. Brightman with Jan B. Blacher ... [et al.].
edition
4th ed.
imprint
Baltimore : Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., c2004.
description
xiv, 359 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
1557666970
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
added author
imprint
Baltimore : Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., c2004.
isbn
1557666970
catalogue key
5628382
 
Includes index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Alan J. Brightman is the founder of Apple Computer's Worldwide Disability Solutions Group and the Teenage Division of AT&T Labs.
Reviews
Review Quotes
A wonderful book that breaks down skills . . . into manageable steps. Really helps us develop the building blocks towards independent living.
http://beneaththewings.blogspot.com/2008/08/learning-versus-tests-stapler.html
http://www.supportforfamilies.org/docs/Wishlist_for_librarywebpage2.pdf
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Summaries
Main Description
As a parent, you are your child's first and most influential teacher. That's an important job -- and the fourth edition of the popular Steps to Independence makes it much easier! A hands-on resource that's already helped thousands of other parents, this book gives you proven strategies for teaching the life skills children from age 3 through young adulthood need to live as independently as possible. Based on more than 30 years of work with parents like you and laced with humor, illustrations, and vignettes, Steps to Independence is a trusted guidebook you'll want to keep close at hand as your child grows. Book jacket.
Main Description
Now in its fourth edition, this step-by-step guide to teaching everyday skills to children with special needs has been a popular resource for more than 20 years. Steps to Independence stems from the authors belief that that parents are their childrens first and most influential teachers. Based on years of work with parents, the book offers an easy-to-read, explicit program for teaching children with special needs the skills that will help them progress toward living as independently and happily as possible in the community.The strengths of the earlier editions-reader-friendly, well-organized, and stepwise presentations of potentially complicated subjects through illustrations, forms, and vignettes, and a touch of humor-are still reflected in the fourth edition. Section I cover the basics of teaching, while Section II address teaching skills in specific areas (get-ready skills, self-help skills, toilet-training, play skills, self-care skills, home-care skills, information skills). Section III breaks down the often difficult topic of dealing with behavior problems. Section IV addresses the "computer revolution" and the critical topic of partnering with teachers. The five appendices serve as reference guides for teaching specific skills.
Short Annotation
Now in its fourth edition, this step-by-step guide to teaching everyday skills to children with special needs has been a popular resource for more than 20 years.
Unpaid Annotation
Now in its fourth edition, this step-by-step guide to teaching everyday skills to children with special needs has been a popular resource for more than 20 years. Steps to Independence stems from the authors' belief that that parents are their children's first and most influential teachers. Based on years of work with parents, the book offers an easy-to-read, explicit program for teaching children with special needs the skills that will help them progress toward living as independently and happily as possible in the community.The strengths of the earlier editions--reader-friendly, well-organized, and stepwise presentations of potentially complicated subjects through illustrations, forms, and vignettes, and a touch of humor--are still reflected in the fourth edition. Section I cover the basics of teaching, while Section II address teaching skills in specific areas (get-ready skills, self-help skills, toilet-training, play skills, self-care skills, home-care skills, information skills). Section III breaks down the often difficult topic of dealing with behavior problems. Section IV addresses the "computer revolution" and the critical topic of partnering with teachers. The five appendices serve as reference guides for teaching specific skills.
Table of Contents
About the Authorsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Basics of Teaching (Steps to ...)
Setting Outp. 3
Targeting a Skillp. 9
Establishing Stepsp. 13
Picking Rewardsp. 17
Setting the Stagep. 27
Teachingp. 31
Observing Progress and Troubleshootingp. 39
Skill Teaching
Get-Ready Skillsp. 51
Self-Help Skillsp. 59
Toilet Trainingp. 75
Play Skillsp. 103
Independent Living: Self-Care Skillsp. 121
Independent Living: Home-Care Skillsp. 141
Independent Living: Functional Academic Skillsp. 163
Behavior Problem Management
Identifying Behavior Problemsp. 175
Examining Behaviorp. 183
Beginning a Behavior Management Program--Part One: Consequencesp. 195
Beginning a Behavior Management Program--Part Two: Antecedents and Alternative Behaviorsp. 207
Supporting Independence
Computing--Now It's Personalp. 219
Partnership with Your Child's Other Teachersp. 241
Appendices
Get-Ready Skillsp. 253
Self-Help Skills Inventoryp. 267
Self-Help Skills Programsp. 279
Play Skills Programsp. 319
Functional Academic Skills Programsp. 331
Indexp. 355
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