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Doyle PrioritizationTalk 3

Doyle PrioritizationTalk 3

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Prioritization:Begin with the Lifetime inMind
Written and presented byBarbara T. Doyle, M.S.2008
Lifetime Planning:Look Toward the Future
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It is never too early or too lateto plan
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Start the planning at any age
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Consider five life areas:
Where will he or shelive?
Be sure to teach:
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Home maker skills
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Tidiness, cleanliness, orderliness(remember labels help)
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Care for the property of self and others
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Home safety skills
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Use of home-maker technology: thingsthat help people succeed
 
How will he or sheEarn a Living?
Barbara T. Doyle October 11, 20081 of 22
 
Employment Considerations:The Silver Lining?
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Look to restrictive or repetitive issues:what or who does this person really
like
? Check your handout.
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Is anyone paid in society to do work related to this area of interest?
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 Are there volunteer opportunities relatedto a liked activity, object, place, person,group, topic, etc.?
What skills are needed toachieve the most independentand successful life possible?Consider the skillsrequired or expectedfor the workforce in general
Skills for the Future Workforce From
Teaching the New Basic Skills, 
Murnane and Levy, 1996
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Reading and math at grade 9 or higher
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Work in groups with diverse people
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Communicate, orally and in writing
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Use computers for simple tasks like wordprocessing
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Solve semi-structured problems where ahypothesis must be formed and tested
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Found in
Transition to Adult Living: AGuide for Secondary Education 
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 Available California Dept of Education,2001from 515 L. Street Suite 270, SacramentoCA95814
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Phone 916-445-4643
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www.cde.ca.gov/spbranch/sed
Teaching the New Basic Skills
Start Where You Are
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Show how math skillsand reading improveyour life
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Teach math and readingin daily life activities
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Teach the real meaningof numbers
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Put less focus on rote ABCs or rote counting1,2,3,.....
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Start early withbanking skills such asa savings account ora checkbook for areinforcementprogram
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Be careful of toomuch computer and “screen time” 
Start WhereYou Are
Barbara T. Doyle October 11, 20082 of 22
 
Who will bethe important peoplein his or her life?
Teach Relationship Skills
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List the important people, with birthdays,anniversaries, and other important dates. Addfavorite sports teams, flowers, activities for eachperson
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Put these important dates on the individualcalendar
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Teach how to plan to make and give something forthose occasions
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Making amends instead of “say you’re sorry!” 
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Doing special and kind things for others for noreason, especially siblings
How will she or he contributeto the well being of others?
FUN!
We are TEAMS!
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Identify every member of the person’steam: formal and informal
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Every team member can contribute to thesuccess of that person
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Remember to ask for help soon: Use the “Rule of Threeand the “Two-MinuteRule” 
The Rule of Three
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If this is the third time you are having thesame problem, ask for help before the nexttime. The first three times, you use yourbest ideas.
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 After that, ask someone to observe andoffer suggestions or record yourself for yourreview (confidentiality?)
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Don’t chew the gum in the bottom of yourpurse or pocket: get some fresh stuff!
Barbara T. Doyle October 11, 20083 of 22

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