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The Six Success Factors for Children with Learning Disabilities: Ready-to-Use Activities to Help Kids with LD Succeed in School and in Life

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The Six Success Factors for Children with Learning Disabilities: Ready-to-Use Activities to Help Kids with LD Succeed in School and in Life

Frostig Center, Richard Lavoie (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-0-470-38377-3 March 2009 Jossey-Bass 232 Pages

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  • Research-based, classroom-tested
  • Teaches children skills for long-term success
  • Fosters social skills, proactivity, perseverance, and more

The 6 Success Factors for Children with Learning Disabilities

Ready-to-Use Activities to Help Kids with Learning Disabilities Succeed in School and in Life

From the acclaimed Frostig Center comes a valuable resource for teachers and parents of children with learning disabilities. Based on a 20-year study, Frostig research has revealed six attributes that lead to long-term success for individuals with LD. This book helps teachers identify and encourage the growth of characteristics that will help students thrive in the classroom, at home, and in social situations. The book offers an array of classroom-tested,engaging activities—complete with reproducible worksheets—that have been proven to foster the "success attributes" in children.

The six attributes identified by the Frostig Center are:

  • Self-awareness
  • Proactivity
  • Perseverance
  • Goal setting
  • Use of social support systems
  • Emotional coping strategies

Each of the book's activities contains a lesson plan with goals, materials, and procedures, including teaching instructions and reproducible student worksheets. The book is designed to be both flexible and easy-to-use. All activities can be modified to accommodate a variety of learners.

Praise for The 6 Success Factors for Children with Learning Disabilities

"Provides educators, parents, and other caregivers with pragmatic and measurable strategies to foster maturity and independence…The activities demonstrate that success is not amorphous and unattainable—rather, it can be achieved by adopting an established set of behaviors, attitudes, and characteristics. [This book] will be enormously useful as you prepare your students for their journey to adulthood."
—From the foreword by Richard D. Lavoie, bestselling author, It's So Much Work to be Your Friend and The Motivation Breakthrough

About This Book ix

Foreword by Richard D. Lavoie xi

About the Frostig Center xv

The Contributors xvii

Acknowledgments xix

Introduction xxi

Chapter 1: Self-Awareness 1

Introduction to Self-Awareness 2

Rating Yourself 5

Check for Understanding Self-Awareness 7

Describing Self 10

Describing Likes and Dislikes 13

Compare and Contrast Success Attributes 15

I See Me, You See Me 17

Check Out Sparktop.org 19

Identify Favorite Activities 21

Freaky Friday 23

I Feel Good About Me 26

Chapter 2: Proactivity 29

Introduction to Proactivity 30

Finding Help 33

Unlock Closed Doors 35

Ask the Experts 37

Take Action 40

Make the Solution Work for You 44

How Most People Find Jobs 46

Am I Ready to Be On My Own? 48

What Do I Know? What Must I Learn? 51

One Step at a Time 55

Chapter 3: Perseverance 59

Introduction to Perseverance 60

Help by Example 62

Don’t Quit 65

Help with Hanging in There 68

Playing Games and Persevering 71

Preseverance Award 75

WorkaOut! Hold On to That Job! 77

Occupations, Job Searching 80

After-School Goals 82

Long-Range Plans 85

Chapter 4: Goal Setting 87

Introduction to Goal Setting 88

Plan a Party 90

Shop ’til You Drop 92

School Tour 94

Book Report 96

Criminal Investigation 99

Where I Am and Where I Want to Be 101

Road Map to Success 104

Step-by-Step to Achievement 106

What Do I Know About Me? 109

Chapter 5: Social Support Systems 113

Introduction to the Use of Effective Social Support Systems 114

Friendship Rating Scale 116

Who You Gonna Call? 119

Strength in Numbers 122

”And Seldom is Heard . . .”: Discouraging Words or Deeds 125

Imagine Me, Imagine You 128

What’s New? 131

Getting to Know You 134

Human Helpers: Accommodations for School, Work, and Life 137

Delightful Disclosure 140

Delightful Disclosure Award 141

Chapter 6: Emotional Coping Strategies 143

Introduction to Emotional Coping Strategies 144

Group Roles 146

A Mile in Your Shoes 150

First Steps 152

What Helps? 156

How Does it Feel? 160

Do Something! 163

Name Your Bandages 165

Help Me Cope 167

Welcome, Stranger 169

Appendix A: Resources for Fostering the Success Attributes 171

Appendix B: Assessments 187

References 199

Index 201