This is a 36 page unit with the goal of teaching secondary life skills students with disabilities about doctors, symptoms, and medical care, taught over a period of at least 3 weeks. This unit includes topics such as scheduling and preparing for a doctor's appointment, what to expect at the appointment, simple medical vocabulary, understanding and expressing symptoms, identifying when you should see a doctor and when it's not necessary, and information about various kinds of doctors.
The 36 page unit includes 28 pages of materials for students, including printable worksheets and game materials. In addition, there are 8 pages of directions, teaching ideas, and answer keys. Printable are in 14, 16, or 18 font. There are 7 activities, each lasting 2 to 4 days, depending on your students' levels and how you break down the activities. Two of the activities have worksheets on both an easier and more difficult level. The other activities are easily differentiated as written in the directions and ideas sections.
As a teacher who currently teaches older teens and young adults with disabilities in a transition program, I find it extremely difficult to find age appropriate materials for students who read and comprehend at a low level. I am sure you do too! As a result, I create my own materials to match the needs of my students.
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