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Life Skills Programs

The Functional Life Skills programs includes many programs to assess and teach basic life skills essential for independent living.

Here are the courses that are available in the Life Skills category.

Cleaning Your Home

Learning the skills of independence means learning how to clean up after yourself. This How To Series program covers the basics of cleaning your home such as clearing the table, wiping the table and counters, how to wash dishes by hand, how to use a dishwasher, how to empty the garbage, how to dust, how to sweep a floor, how to mop a floor, and how to vacuum the floor.
 

Clothing Store Signs and Words

Buying clothing can be a daunting task. This program teaches 80 words that are applicable to clothing stores, including TYPES OF CLOTHING: big and tall, formal wear, children’s; COMMON CLOTHING TERMS: bathrobe, blouse, dress, jeans, price, shoes; SIZES: boy’s, girl’s, men’s, women’s; PATTERNS: checked, plaid, solid, stripes; MATERIAL: cotton, linen, denim.
 

Community Signs and Words

A quick look around will reinforce how reliant we are on signs and words to give us direction and guidance. Users will feel a sense of independence once they learn to read and understand these 80 signs and words commonly found throughout communities. Included in this program are church, city hall, clinic, grocery store, laundromat, library, pharmacy, restaurant and many more.
 

Dress

In Dress, users learn how to dress appropriately. Topics include how to get ready for the day, how to tie your shoes, how to wear clean clothes, and how to wash and dry clothes.
 

Entertainment in the Community 1

This program address 80 words that will help users feel more comfortable taking advantage of all the activities their community has to offer. With categories of At an Amusement Park, At a Water Park, At a Museum, At a Concert, At the Library, At the Theater, At the Movies, Sightseeing and At a Sporting Event, it is easy to participate in fun things in the community.
 

Entertainment in the Community 2

This program address 80 words that will help users feel more comfortable taking advantage of all the activities their community has to offer. With categories of At an Amusement Park, At a Water Park, At a Museum, At a Concert, At the Library, At the Theater, At the Movies, Sightseeing and At a Sporting Event, it is easy to participate in fun things in the community.
 

Entertainment in the Home

A great part about independent living is that you have the ability to enjoy your free time at home. This 80-word program teaches users about activities such as GAMES: board games, cards, instructions; HOBBIES: books, camera, cooking, crafts; MUSIC: CD player, piano, volume; PETS: bird, dog, cat; TELEVISION: DVD/Movie, news, remote, schedule, and more The program also includes five instructive videos that cover the basics of games, hobbies, music, sports, and television.
 

Grocery Signs and Words 1

Grocery stores are flooded with informative signs and reference words. Whether you are browsing the items on the shelves, or just deciding what isle to turn down, such signs are unavoidable.
 

Grocery Signs and Words 2

Grocery stores are flooded with informative signs and reference words. Whether you are browsing the items on the shelves, or just deciding what isle to turn down, such signs are unavoidable.
 

Grocery Signs and Words 3

Grocery stores are flooded with informative signs and reference words. Whether you are browsing the items on the shelves, or just deciding what isle to turn down, such signs are unavoidable.
 

Grooming

In this program, users learn how to get a haircut, how to comb hair, how to shave, how to put on make-up, how to trim fingernails, and other ways to look good.
 

Hygiene

This program will help users project a positive image. The Hygiene program provides users with step-by-step instructions on how to take a bath or shower, floss and brush your teeth, use deodorant, and wash your face and hands.
 

Information Labels

The ability to read and understand labels is vital for both health and safety. This 80-word program teaches individuals about topics in categories such as FOOD LABELS: 100% natural, fat free, ready-to-use; MEDICINE LABELS (INFORMATION); do not use after ___, shake well: MEDICINE LABELS (WARNING): may cause drowsiness, do not eat, do not exceed; and CLOTHING LABELS: drip dry, dry clean only, wool.
 

Information Signs and Words

The focus of this program is heavily placed on commonly used information signs found throughout a community. Users learn 80 useful signs and words including admission, ask for assistance, entrance, for rent, hospital, no pets, wait to be seated, and many more.
 

Restaurant Signs and Words 1

There are many nuances and formalities relevant to eating in a restaurant that we do not encounter when we eat at home. In this programs there are 80 signs and words.
 

Restaurant Signs and Words 2

There are many nuances and formalities relevant to eating in a restaurant that we do not encounter when we eat at home. In this programs there are 80 signs and words.
 

Restaurant Signs and Words 3

There are many nuances and formalities relevant to eating in a restaurant that we do not encounter when we eat at home. In this programs there are 80 signs and words.
 

School Signs and Words

Schools are full of informative signs and words. Don’t let your students fend for themselves and assume that they understand them simply because they see these words every day. This program covers 80 relevant signs and words such as cafeteria, gymnasium, locker, principal, school bus, stairs and more.
 

Shopping Signs and Words

Schools are full of informative signs and words. Don’t let your students fend for themselves and assume that they understand them simply because they see these words every day. This program covers 80 relevant signs and words such as cafeteria, gymnasium, locker, principal, school bus, stairs and more.
 

Survival Signs and Words

Survival Signs and Words is the perfect launch pad for the Functional Skills System, and users say, “It’s a great place to start.” This program includes 60 key survival signs and words such as bus stop, cashier, do not enter, don’t walk, exit, restroom, police, and many more.
 

Words that Direct

Whether we are out on the street or in a public building, there are always words and signs to guide us. This program contains 80 words that direct us in our daily lives such as closed, don’t turn, enter, no exit, open, push, pull and step down, just to name a few.