Safety Skills

Procedures and task analyses for teaching a variety of basic safety skills are described.  Skills include, responding to alarms, emergency personnel and law enforcement; basic first aid, appropriate reaction to medical emergencies and dangerous situations; using the phone to call for help; street crossing; what to do when lost; seeking assistance; and avoiding and appropriate reaction to household hazards. These are core safety skills for increasing independence and autonomy at home as well in the community. The ability to demonstrate these skills serve as prerequisites to more advanced independent living skills.