Ten Skills To Teach A Child In Preparation For Life After High School
- Teach student to wake up to an alarm clock.
- Teach student to use a clock or watch to monitor timed tasks.
- Teach student to be adequately groomed.
- Teach student to be responsible for his or her own things.
- Teach student to use visual cues to remember tasks.
- Teach student to cook or prepare simple snacks that do not require cooking.
- Teach student to use the phone.
- Teach student to go places independently.
- Teach students to take certain items along when leaving the house.
- Teach student about personal safety.
Major issues associated with poor employment outcomes:
- Ability to work independently
- Social communication (responding to name, greeting, waiting, saying "I don't know," etc.)
- Planning and organization
- Daily living skills, particularly in the area of grooming
Academic achievement does not offset poorly developed social communication and daily living skills.