Life Skills - Employment Skills

WORK-RELATED BEHAVIORS

The following Lesson Plan Starters are based on high or acceptable quality intervention studies, in which secondary students were taught a new skills from. http://www.nsttac.org/content/lesson-plan-starters. NSTTAC is a national technical assistance and dissemination center funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP, CFDA# 84.326J11001) from January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2014. These are public domain lesson plans.

Job-Related Social/Communication Skills

      • Vocational Social Skills
        Clement-Heist, K., Siegel, S., & Gaylord-Ross, R. (1992). Simulated and in situ vocational social skills training for youths with learning disabilities. Exceptional Children, 58, 336-345.
        Lesson Plan 70
      • Employment Communication Skills Using Dual Communication Boards
        Heller, K. W., Allgood, M. H., Ware, S. P., & Castelle, M. D. (1996). Use of dual communication boards at vocational sites by students who are deaf-blind. Re:View, 27(4), 180-191.
        Lesson Plan 71

Self-Management on the Job

      • Making Sack Lunches
        Agran, M., Fodor-Davis, J., Moore, S., & Martella, S. (1992). Effects of a peer-delivered self-instructional training on a lunch-making work task for students with severe disabilities. Education and Training in Mental Retardation, 27, 230-240.
        Lesson Plan 72
      • Washer Machine Usage
        Briggs, A., Alberto, P., Sharpton, W., Berlin, K., McKinley, C. & Ritts, C. (1990). Generalized use of a self-operated audio prompting system. Education and Training in Mental Retardation, 25, 381-389.
        Lesson Plan 73
      • Job Skills Using Computer Based Instruction
        Mechling, L. C., & Ortega-Hurndon, F. (2007). Computer-based video instruction to teach young adults with moderate intellectual disabilities to perform multiple step, job tasks in a generalized setting. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 42, 24-37.
        Lesson Plan 74
      • Preparing Breakfast Using Tactile Cues
        Taylor, R. G. (1987). Teaching a severely handicapped deaf-blind young woman to prepare breakfast foods. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 81(2), 67-69.
        Lesson Plan 75

Job Seeking Skills

      • Job Application Completion
        Nelson, J. R., & D. J. Smith (1994). The effects of learning strategy instruction on the completion of job applications by students. Journal of Learning Disabilities 27, 104-110.
        Lesson Plan 76

Occupation Specific Employment Skills

      • Collating Photocopies
        Cihak, D. F., Alberto, P. A., Kessler, K., & Taber, T. A. (2004). An investigation of instructional scheduling arrangements for community based instruction. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 25, 67-88.
        Lesson Plan 77_83
      • Job Skills Using Computer Based Instruction
        Mechling, L. C., & Ortega-Hurndon, F. (2007). Computer-based video instruction to teach young adults with moderate intellectual disabilities to perform multiple step, job tasks in a generalized setting. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 42, 24-37.
        Lesson Plan 78
      • Cleaning Bathroom Mirror, Sink, and Toilet
        Mitchell, R. J., Schuster, J. W., Collins, B. C., & Gassaway, L. J. (2000). Teaching vocational skills with a faded auditory prompting system. Education and Training in Mental Retardation, 35, 415-427.
        Lesson Plan 79
      • Employment Skills Using a Palmtop Computer
        Riffel, L. A., Wehmeyer, M. L., Turnbull, A. P., Lattimore, J., Davies, D., Stock, S., & Fischer, S. (2005). Promoting independent performance of transition-related tasks using a palmtop PC-based self-directed visual and auditory prompting system. Journal of Special Education Technology, 20(2), 5-14.
        Lesson Plan 80
      • Hair Salon Skills
        Westerlund, D., Granucci, E. A., Gamache, P., & Clark, H. B. (2006). Effects of peer mentors on work-related performance of adolescents with behavioral and/or learning disabilities. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 8, 244-251.
        Lesson Plan 81

These (lesson plans) document were produced under U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs Grant No. H326J050004. Marlene Simon-Burroughs served as the project officer. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the positions or polices of the Department of Education. No official endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education of any product, commodity, service or enterprise mentioned in this publication is intended or should be inferred. This product is public domain. Authorization to reproduce it in whole or in part is granted. While permission to reprint this publication is not necessary, the citation should be: National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (2008). Charlotte, NC, NSTTAC.

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