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This pack includes 13 life skills necessary for day-to-day activities. Examples: Brushing Teeth, Getting Dressed, Toileting, etc. This curriculum was created by Dr. Lindsay Hilsen, Ed. D, BCBA-D, the director of Sunny Days Sunshine Center New Jersey. As Director of the Sunny Days Sunshine Center, Inc., Dr. Lindsay Hilsen brings over 15 years of experience with early childhood intervention and autism to the position. Previously, she worked as the Sunshine Center’s Autism Coordinator and the Autism Clinical Educator for Sunny Days Early Childhood Developmental Services, Inc. Among the many duties involved with running the Sunshine Center, Lindsay supervises all ABA practitioners and therapists, conducts all ABA evaluations, handles insurance and billing, coordinates social skills groups, and trains and supervises BCBA candidates. She is dedicated to training other specialists properly. Lindsay received her Doctorate in Special Education through Nova Southeastern University. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctoral level (BCBA-D) who holds two masters in Special Education and Education, as well as a certified NJ special education teacher and elementary education teacher. She is also the author of two Autism Curriculums: A Step-By-Step Curriculum for Early Learners with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and A Step-By-Step ABA Curriculum for Young Learners (ages 3-10) with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Ever since she was old enough to volunteer, Lindsay has had a passion for the field of special education. She believes that all children can make progress, regardless of their different abilities and styles of learning, and seeing that progress is her favorite part of her job. Because Lindsay’s oldest daughter has single-sided deafness, she knows firsthand that each and every child is capable and can overcome any challenge.

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  • Brushing Teeth

  • Present the student with the direction in each step.

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Get your toothbrush"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Turn on the cold water"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Wet your toothbrush"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Get the toothpaste"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Put toothpaste on the toothbrush"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Wet the toothbrush"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Brush your top teeth"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Brush your bottom teeth"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Brush your tongue"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Spit out the toothpaste"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Rinse your tooth brush under the cold water"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Put the toothbrush away"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Turn off the cold water"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Wipe your mouth"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Clean Up

  • Have the child play with toys. When finished playing, present child with the Sd: "Clean up"

    This program is taught using backward chaining. The program can either be taught using one toy with many pieces (like a puzzle or lego s) or using more then one toy with single pieces (book)

  • Present the child with the Sd "Clean Up." Child will pick up the last piece of one toy/the last toy.

    This program is taught using backward chaining. The program can either be taught using one toy with many pieces (like a puzzle or lego s) or using more then one toy with single pieces (book)

  • Present the child with the Sd "Clean Up." Child will pick up the last 2 pieces of one toy or the last 2 toys.

    This program is taught using backward chaining. The program can either be taught using one toy with many pieces (like a puzzle or lego s) or using more then one toy with single pieces (book)

  • Present the child with the Sd "Clean Up." Child will pick up the last 3 pieces of one toy or the last 3 toys.

    This program is taught using backward chaining. The program can either be taught using one toy with many pieces (like a puzzle or lego s) or using more then one toy with single pieces (book)

  • Present the child with the Sd "Clean Up." Child will pick up the last 4 pieces of one toy or the last 4 toys.

    This program is taught using backward chaining. The program can either be taught using one toy with many pieces (like a puzzle or lego s) or using more then one toy with single pieces (book)

  • Drinks From A Cup

  • Present child with the Sd: “DRINK/TAKE A SIP”

    Note: W hen the child is on step 3 initially you will want to prompt the child so that they do not poor too much liquid into their mouth. In this situation please use a physical prompt and systematica...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Drink/Take a sip." The child will pick up the cup with two hands.

    Note: W hen the child is on step 3 initially you will want to prompt the child so that they do not poor too much liquid into their mouth. In this situation please use a physical prompt and systematica...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Drink/Take a sip." The child will put the cup to their mouth.

    Note: W hen the child is on step 3 initially you will want to prompt the child so that they do not poor too much liquid into their mouth. In this situation please use a physical prompt and systematica...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Drink/Take a sip." The child will take one sip out of the cup.

    Note: W hen the child is on step 3 initially you will want to prompt the child so that they do not poor too much liquid into their mouth. In this situation please use a physical prompt and systematica...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Drink/Take a sip." The child will pick up the cup with two hands.

    Note: W hen the child is on step 3 initially you will want to prompt the child so that they do not poor too much liquid into their mouth. In this situation please use a physical prompt and systematica...

  • Getting Dressed: Pants

  • Present child with the Sd: “PUT PANTS ON/TAKE PANTS OFF”

    Note: T he child does not need to zipper or button the pants

  • Present the child with the Sd "Put pants on/Take pants off." Child will pull pants down.

    Note: T he child does not need to zipper or button the pants

  • Present the child with the Sd "Put pants on/Take pants off." Child can pull pants down and take both feet out.

    Note: T he child does not need to zipper or button the pants

  • Present the child with the Sd "Put pants on/Take pants off." Child can pull pants up.

    Note: T he child does not need to zipper or button the pants

  • Present the child with the Sd "Put pants on/Take pants off." Child can put both feet in the pants and pull them up.

    Note: T he child does not need to zipper or button the pants

  • Getting Dressed: Shirt

  • Present child with the Sd: “PUT SHIRT ON/TAKE SHIRT OFF”

  • Present the child with the Sd "Put shirt on/Take shirt off." Child can pull right arm out of sleeve.

  • Present the child with the Sd "Put shirt on/Take shirt off." Child can pull left arm out of sleeve.

  • Present the child with the Sd "Put shirt on/Take shirt off." Child can pull shirt over their head.

  • Present the child with the Sd "Put shirt on/Take shirt off." Child can pull shirt over their head. (Putting it back on)

  • Present the child with the Sd "Put shirt on/Take shirt off." Child can put right arm in sleeve.

  • Present the child with the Sd "Put shirt on/Take shirt off." Child can put left arm in sleeve.

  • Getting Dressed: Shoes

  • Present child with the Sd: “PUT SHOES ON/TAKE SHOES OFF”

    Note: O nly working with velcro shoes

  • Present the child with the Sd "Put shoes on/Take shoes off." Child will pull open the Velcro.

    Note: O nly working with velcro shoes

  • Present the child with the Sd "Put shoes on/Take shoes off." Child can take shoes off.

    Note: O nly working with velcro shoes

  • Present the child with the Sd "Put shoes on/Take shoes off." Child can put shoes on.

    Note: O nly working with velcro shoes

  • Present the child with the Sd "Put shoes on/Take shoes off." Child can close the Velcro.

    Note: O nly working with velcro shoes

  • Puts Shirt On

  • Present the child with the direction in each step.

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Lay the shirt on the table face down"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Pick up the bottom, backside of the shirt"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Put the shirt over your head"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Take right hand and hold the bottom of the shirt, while the left hand goes into the sleeve"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Take left hand and hold the bottom of the shirt while the right hand goes into the sleeve."

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Pull the shirt down."

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Wash Hands

  • Present child with the Sd: “WASH HANDS”

    Note: Present child with the Sd: WASH HANDS. This program should be taught using backwards chaining. This means that you will physically prompt the child through the entire sequence up until the last ...

  • Present the child with the Sd: "Wash your hands." The child will turn off the water.

    Note: Present child with the Sd: WASH HANDS. This program should be taught using backwards chaining. This means that you will physically prompt the child through the entire sequence up until the last ...

  • Present the child with the Sd: "Wash your hands." The child will place both hands under the water until all the soap is gone.

    Note: Present child with the Sd: WASH HANDS. This program should be taught using backwards chaining. This means that you will physically prompt the child through the entire sequence up until the last ...

  • Present the child with the Sd: "Wash your hands." The child will rub the left palm to the back of the right hand.

    Note: Present child with the Sd: WASH HANDS. This program should be taught using backwards chaining. This means that you will physically prompt the child through the entire sequence up until the last ...

  • Present the child with the Sd: "Wash your hands." The child will rub the right palm to the back of the left hand.

    Note: Present child with the Sd: WASH HANDS. This program should be taught using backwards chaining. This means that you will physically prompt the child through the entire sequence up until the last ...

  • Present the child with the Sd: "Wash your hands." The child will get the soap.

    Note: Present child with the Sd: WASH HANDS. This program should be taught using backwards chaining. This means that you will physically prompt the child through the entire sequence up until the last ...

  • Present the child with the Sd: "Wash your hands." The child will place hands under the water.

    Note: Present child with the Sd: WASH HANDS. This program should be taught using backwards chaining. This means that you will physically prompt the child through the entire sequence up until the last ...

  • Present the child with the Sd: "Wash your hands." The child will turn on the cold water.

    Note: Present child with the Sd: WASH HANDS. This program should be taught using backwards chaining. This means that you will physically prompt the child through the entire sequence up until the last ...

  • Washes Face

  • Present the student with the direction in each step.

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Turn on the cold water"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Wet your face with the water"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Get the face soap"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Put soap into your hands"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Rub your hands together"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Wash the right side of your face"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Wash the left side of your face"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Wash your forehead"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Rinse the soap off of your hands"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Put water into your hands"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Splash the water on your face until the soap is off"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Get a towel"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Dry your face"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Toileting

  • The purpose of this program is for the student to be able to use the bathroom independently. Therefore, this program should be taught by getting the child to mand (request without being asked) for the bathroom. Once you start this program, the studen

    Take baseline data (this means take data to see when the student urinates. This will require frequent checks of his/her diaper/pull up). If the student is wet approximately every hour then the program...

  • Set a timer according to the baseline data. When the timer beeps, do not ask the child if they need to use the bathroom, instead prompt the child to request "bathroom".

    This can be done through sign language visual picture or through verbal language. Bring the student into the bathroom and get the student take down their pants and underwear. Have them check to see if...

  • The remainder of the steps should occur the exact same way, the only difference is you will increase the interval by 15 minutes to try and get the student to be able to last longer in between going to the bathroom.

    So step 2 would be every hour IF you started on step 1 at every 45 minutes. Note: Take baseline data (this means take data to see when the student urinates. This will require frequent checks of his/he...

  • The last step, is for the student to independently request going to the bathroom without being prompted by a timer.

    Take baseline data (this means take data to see when the student urinates. This will require frequent checks of his/her diaper/pull up). If the student is wet approximately every hour then the program...

  • Ties Shoes

  • Present the student with the direction in each step.

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Pick up the laces"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Cross the laces (make an x)"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Put a lace in each hand"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Put one lace under the other lace, and pull tight"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Make a loop with one lace"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Wrap the other lace around the loop"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Push the lace that was wrapped around the loop through the opening (where your thumb is)"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Present the child with the Sd "Pull it through while pulling the other loop in the opposite direction, at the same time"

    This program should be taught using backward chaining. This means that you will prompt the student through all steps and ONLY the last step will you take data on. Once the last step is mastered you wi...

  • Uses A Fork

  • Present child with the Sd: “EAT”

  • Present the child with the Sd "Eat." The child will pick up the fork.

  • Present the child with the Sd "Eat." The child will take the fork and stab at the edible.

  • Present the child with the Sd "Eat." The child will take the fork and put it in their mouth.

  • Present the child with the Sd "Eat." The child will put the fork down.

  • Uses A Spoon

  • Present child with the Sd: “EAT”

  • Present the child with the Sd "Eat." The child will pick up the spoon.

  • Present the child with the Sd "Eat." The child will take the spoon and scoop up the food.

  • Present the child with the Sd "Eat." The child will take the spoon and put it in their mouth.

  • Present the child with the Sd "Eat." The child will put the spoon down.