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This is an informal assessment for functional life skills. It is not standardized; however, it should provide SLPs with valuable information regarding a student’s abilities in this area. The age range for this assessment will vary based on the student’s abilities. You may wish to administer some or all of the assessment.
Set Up: Print several copies of the data sheets (pg. 3-4). Insert the other pages into page protectors or laminate them (unless otherwise specified).
-Data sheets (pg. 3-5)
-Safety signs: Present each sign and ask the student what it means. You may also name a sign and have the student receptively identify it. (pg. 6)
-Personal hygiene WH questions: There are 8 basic hygiene questions with visual choices. (pg. 7-8)
-What Do You Need?: Present the short situation to the student and ask what item is needed for the situation. Visual choices are included. (pg. 9-10)
-How To: Ask the student how to do basic routines, such as ordering at a restaurant, paying at a store, etc. (pg. 11)
-Money Matters: Cut out and laminate cards on pg. 13. You may have students match the pictures to the ones on pg. 12 or you can present the cards and have the student name the value
-Safe or Not Safe?: Present each situation to the student and ask if it is safe “thumbs up” or not safe “thumbs down” (pg. 14)
-Community Occupations: Present each occupation and have student name the occupation. You may also name an occupation and have the student receptively identify the occupation. (pg. 15)
-Classroom Behavior: Present each situation to the student and ask if it is a good choice “thumbs up” or a poor choice “thumbs down” (pg. 16)
-Basic Routines: This portion can be completed by observation and/or with teacher input. Mark whether student can perform these skills independently (+), with prompts (P), or not at all (-) (pg. 17)
-Name Category: Present each set of items and have student name the category (pg. 18-19)
-What Doesn’t Belong?: Present each set of items and have student identify the item that doesn’t belong (pg. 20-21)
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