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More On Daily Living Skills Bibliography

by DB-LINK on May 30, 2011
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A number of excellent resources on Daily Living Skills are not available online.  The following is a list of some key resources.   If you would like help in locating items on the list or getting additional information, contact us via email at info@nationaldb.org

AIM : Assessment Intervention Matrix --Wolf-Schein, Enid G.; Schein, Jerome D. Coconut Creek, Florida: Three Bridge Publishers. (2009) The Assessment Intervention Matrix (AIM) is a curriculum used to teach individuals with significant communication or sensory impairments (including those with severe auditory and visual problems or autism) to develop communication and daily-living skills in realistic, meaningful contexts, at school and at home. It is designed to bridge the gap between assessment and intervention through a process of continuous assessment, structured, intensive intervention, and reassessment, and can be tailored to the needs of pupils with a wide variety of abilities and deficits. AIM is divided into 2 parts addressing 7 skill areas. Part I: drinking, eating, dressing, and toileting. Part 2: personal care, housekeeping, and food preparation. This CD-ROM contains an updated version of AIM, which was previously released in 1995 and 2002. The CD contains separate pdf files of the AIM sections and their associated assessment and curriculum forms. Cost: $34.95 (includes priority mailing). Available from Three Bridge Publishers, 1703 Andros Isle Suite J-2, Coconut Creek, FL 33066. Phone: 954-978-1368. Fax: 954-968-3970. E-mail: scheinej@aol.com.

Daily Care and Self Help : 8th Section Logan, UT: SKI-HI Institute. Understanding Deafblindness : Issues, Perspectives, and Strategies. Alsop, Linda, M.Ed. (Ed.) (2002) This section explains how daily routines of dressing and grooming provide opportunities for development of communication skills and how during these routines, an adult can have one-on-one interaction time with a child with deafblindness, which not only promotes communication and concept learning, but also provides the child with the opportunity to increase his independent self-help skills.

How to Thrive Not Just Survive : A Guide to Developing Independent Life Skills for Blind and Visually Impaired Children and Youth --Swallow, Rose-Marie (Ed.); Huebner, Kathleen Mary (Ed.) New York, NY: AFB Press. (1987) A practical, hands-on guide for parents, teachers, and everyone involved in helping children develop the skills necessary for socialization, orientation and mobility, and leisure and recreational activities. Among the subjects covered are eating, toileting, dressing, motor development, personal hygiene and grooming, clothing selection, self-esteem, socially appropriate behavior, etiquette, management of household tasks, communication, low vision devices, and using landmarks and clues.

 

 

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