Teen / Adult

Daily Living Skills for Teens and Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Attainment Family provides books, DVDs and software that explore daily living skills for teens and young adults with developmental disabilities. Graphic novels and software explore modern topics like communication at work and healthy conflict resolution, helping teens and young adults with special needs learn the necessary skills to develop meaningful relationships. Step by step picture directions for cooking, safety skills and other daily tasks empower young adults with developmental disabilities to do more independently. Teens in transition learn essential skills for independence while having fun! DVDs model self determination through engaging real life stories of young adults with developmental disabilities making strides towards independent living. Students in transition and their parents will enjoy setting goals for independent living by exploring essential skills together.

Basic Sight Words Software

Digital Flash Cards for the Dolch Basic Sight Vocabulary

Basic Sight Words Flash Cards Software is designed for users who need extra practice with sight word recognition. A series of activities using digital flash cards gives a variety of cues (and the repetition they need) to learn words from the Dolch lists. Individual word lists of any length can be created for special interests or needs.

Multiple Pricing Options Available.

Survival Signs and Symbols Software

Digital Flash Cards for recognition of real-world signs

Survival Signs & Symbols Flash Cards Software presents these signs and symbols in a multimedia format. The software is designed for non-readers who need to learn the meaning of common community signs. A series of activities using digital flash cards gives users a variety of cues, both visual and aural, and the repetition they need to learn to recognize the signs.

Multiple Pricing Options Available.

Picture Cue Dictionary Software

A powerful way to teach vocabulary phrases and to use them in daily life.

Activities in a person's world, like shopping and personal care, are supported by over 700 phrases — each represented with text, speech, and illustration.

Picture Cue Dictionary is divided into five word lists: daily activities, housekeeping, personal care, mealtime, and shopping. You create personalized lists. Word cards can be presented with or without text and speech, and users have three activity options: identification, match and text. The sequence of a word list can reflect a daily routine, menu preferences, an activity schedule, a shopping list, or a functional vocabulary assignment.

Multiple Pricing Options Available.

Focus on Feelings

Learn to recognize essential emotions in typical social situations

PDF SampleFocus on Feelings is a collection of photo-illustrated stories for the teen or young adult reading at a second grade level or below. The well-written and carefully conceived social scenarios incorporate true-to-life experiences that reflect modern times and attitudes.

Multiple Pricing Options Available.

Safety Skills Reader

Essential everyday safety skills in the home and community

Safety Skills Reader is ideal for self-study for the teen or young adult reading at a second grade level or below. Its carefully conceived and well-illustrated stories cover 26 scenarios and a wide variety of essential everyday safety skills in the home and the community that need to be mastered before taking on the challenge of independent living.

Multiple Pricing Options Available.

Picture Directions

Activities illustrated step-by-step in color!

Many people with disabilities can perform activities independently by following picture directions. This book features 46 lessons divided into five categories: Cooking, Crafts, Life Skills, Play and Discovery. Each lesson features an illustrated "You will need" checklist plus step-by-step instructions—four to a page. Teacher Tips help you plan your instructional strategies.

Item No: PI-02AF

Mary on the Move DVD Series

A classic miniseries, now on DVD!

Watch Mary, a young woman with developmental disabilities, make steady strides toward self-sufficiency in this six-part series.

Multiple Pricing Options Available.

Look 'n Cook Microwave Cookbook

Make it quickly, easily, and independently!

Look ’n Cook Microwave Cookbook features 68 updated, easy-to-make microwave recipes that combine packaged and from-scratch ingredients. Recipes are illustrated step by step so even nonreaders can build independence in the kitchen and become successful cooks. Each picture step has accompanying text. An easily implemented color-coding system makes it a breeze to follow microwave setting instructions. The cookbook has laminated pages for easy clean-up, and the spiral binder lays flat on the counter for ease of use.
Item No: LC-M01AF

Dynamite Emotions

Examines emotion-driven conflicts and suggests healthy resolutions

PDF Sample

Dynamite Emotions includes six well-written and carefully conceived stories that feature teen and young adult characters experiencing social and emotional challenges with family, friends, and coworkers. Written by a school psychologist, the stories reflect modern times and attitudes. The book explores the feelings of each character and provides suggested resolutions to their disputes and conflicts. It begins with a mini-dictionary of 28 feelings illustrated with close-ups of young people showing distinct facial expressions.

Multiple Pricing Options Available.

Connections in the Workplace

Teaches on-the-job social skills in an engaging, contemporary format

Connections in the Workplace includes 35 well-written and carefully conceived stories that reflect modern times and attitudes. It's ideal for the teen or young adult reading at a second grade level or below. The stories explore crucial on-the-job social skills in typical work situations. The book was written by June Stride, EdD, a former special education teacher and administrator, and author of numerous books on instructional methodology. The stories are designed so that parents can read them aloud, although some readers will be able to tackle them independently. Each four-page story has a student activity page and vocabulary exercises. Topics include proper cell phone etiquette, being responsible on the job, becoming a trustworthy employee, and appropriate social behavior.

Multiple Pricing Options Available.