Steps to Independence: Teaching Everyday Skills to Children with Special Needs, Fourth Edition

Steps to Independence: Teaching Everyday Skills to Children with Special Needs, Fourth Edition Author Bruce L. Baker
ISBN-10 1557666970
ISBN-13 9781557666970
Year 0000-00-00
Pages 359
Language English
Publisher Brookes Publishing
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Parents are their children s first and most influential teachers That s an important joband this popular highly respected guidebook makes it much easier A trusted resource for thousands of families this lively book gives parents of children from age 3 through young adulthood proven strategies for teaching children the life skills they ll need to live as independently as possible Parents will start with a reader friendly overview of the basics of teaching and then go deeper with a step by step guide to teaching seven different types of skills get ready self help toilet training play self care home care and information gathering skills In this fourth edition they ll also find helpful updates and additions such asan expanded section on managing behavior problems including guidance on identifying the problems examining behavior initiating a behavior management program and encouraging alternative behaviorsa chapter on technology that reflects recent advances and shows how to benefit from using email instant messaging Internet communities search engines and softwarea chapter on strengthening partnerships with other teachers in the child s life during IEP meetings through classroom volunteer work and in everyday communication with themBased on years of work with parents and laced with humor helpful illustrations and vignettes this is a must have resource for families and all professionals who work with them

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