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Journal Of Ratchasuda College, Research and Development of Persons With Disabilities
Vol.13 January - December 2017

Life Skill Training for Students with Intellectual Disability
and Cooperation of School and Families

Unchalee Sanrattana1, Khampang Saenhkham2, Sujitra Saenhkham3


This research aimed to: 1) develop life skill's lesson plans for teaching student swith intellectual disability in collaboration between school and families and 2) study life skills abilities of the students who were taught by those lesson plans. Life skills trainings included mushrooms cultivating practice and omelet cooking practice. The target group was five families consisting of parents and students with mild intellectual disability. Five students were three males and two females who were clinically diagnosed and assessed with the I.Q. of 50-70, aged between 15-18 years old and studied in Mary Immaculate for Children with Special Needs School, Mueng District, Khon-Kaen during the second semester, 2015 academic year. One shot case study was conducted and instruments were 1) lesson plans of mushrooms cultivating and omelet cooking and 2) assessment forms to observe students' abilities in mushrooms cultivating and omelet cooking, which consisted of 2 choice checklist of 'could do' and 'could not do' which had inter-observer reliability of 0.9. Data were analyzed by calculating the frequency and percentage. The results of this study showed that 1) The developed life skills lesson plans included 6 lesson plans of cultivating mushrooms for 30 days and 5 lesson plans of omelet cooking for 25 periods with 50 minutes per period in 5 weeks. Task analysis, demonstration teaching method and repeated practices were used as guidelines to develop lesson plans. The lesson plans were validated by experts before using. There was cooperation between the school and the families, in which the families studied the lesson plans for teaching their kids at home as well as providing, sharing and supporting teaching materials. 2) The results of students' abilities incultivating mushrooms showed that during teaching, three male students could do every procedure of growing mushroom at the average of 91.85% and could do successfully by themselves after teaching at the average of 97.57%. Two female students could do every procedure of cooking omelet at the average of 92.07% and could do successfully by themselves after teaching at the average of 97.23%

Keywords:life skill of students with intellectual disability, cooperation between school and
   families, task analysis, mushroom cultivating practice, omelet cooking practice


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