This activity has been revised and was originally created by Charlotte Cushman and published in the Perkins Activity and Resource Guide (1st edition, 1992). The second edition is available for purchase.
Students with multiple disabilities often have difficulty developing critical thinking skills: the ability to assess a given situation, generalize information, and apply knowledge from past experience. As a result, their problem-solving abilities may be limited to familiar or rote settings. This activity encourages students to practice using critical thinking to identify and develop personal values. They will also increase their self-esteem by developing a stronger sense of self.
Lessons include Concept Development, English Language Arts, Social Skills and Independent Living Skills.