Functional Activities

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A group of students packages snacks in the Philippines.
Packaging snacks is an excellent group activity where students can practice many different types of skills at their own level.  Skills that can be taught through this type of activity include:...
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A girl stirs the batter to make cookies.
In this activity from the Philippines, students participate in each step of the sequence, from washing hands to getting out the materials, through each step of the actual cooking activity, to...
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A group of students who are blind visit a post office in India
This activity from NIVH (National Institute for the Visually Handicapped) in Dehra Dun, India illustrates how functional activities can provide a framework of understanding that can motivate students...
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A girl places her purchases in her shopping bag.
This activity from Rawinala, Indonesia shows how functional activities can be started at a very early age. In this sequence a young girl goes to the store to buy her snack. Using real objects in the...
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