Independent living skills are the activities people perform, according to their abilities, which enable them to manage their homes and personal lives. The development of independent living skills is important to all students and particularly with students who are blind and visually impaired.
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By: Carmen Willings
Updated June 9, 2019
Learning skills in the area of housekeeping will help the students to become the most contributing members of their homes. It is also a great way to learn responsibility! Sorting, matching, reading labels, measuring, and many other skills can be naturally embedded in these experiences.
Many housekeeping skills can be taught in school and reinforced at home while others are best taught at home as not all schools are equipped with the resources to perform all housekeeping tasks.
The following skills can be practiced at school:
The following will be difficult to practice at school without a laundry area, or access to a sink or vacuum and may be better practiced at home. Also, there may be more restrictions on cleaners permitted at school. As part of each chore, help the student learn to identify and use the appropriate cleansers for each chore. Basic household chores that are typically performed on a daily or weekly basis include:
Cleaning Floor Tips
Cleaning Table & Counter Tips
Washing Dishes Tips
Making Bed Tips
Making the Bed
After Washing Sheets
Insert Pillow into Case
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