Developmentally Disabled Activities

Being accepted is important to everyone. Simple good manners is a tool that can help dispel social awkwardness, but these skills must be taught. Children and adults with developmental disabilities need even more help than the average child to understand how much easier life can be when one knows how to mind his “Ps and Qs.”

The James Stanfield Company has created a fun, humorous, and effective six-part video series entitled “Mind Your Manners,” which helps students enjoy higher self-esteem and self-confidence through appropriate social behaviors. Not merely a video reminder of how to say “please” and “thank you,” these programs show viewers the right and wrong way to behave in a number of common situations, including those encountered daily at school, in public, and in small, private interactions between individuals.

Knowing that individuals learn best when they’re laughing, the Stanfield “Mind Your Manners” six-part video series educates through live-action comedy skits. Students learn why manners are important, what they are, and how and when they should be used. They also demonstrate how what’s “appropriate” is dependent upon the person they’re with; that manners with relatives and friends should be different than those used with neighbors, teachers, and the general public.

From how to behave on the sidewalk to how to “play well with others” during games, these videos cover a plethora of common, everyday social situations. Good table manners are covered, as are easy solutions to get along with others when taking public transportation. If you are in charge of finding fun activities for developmentally disabled individuals, these videos are a wonderful way for your students to laugh and learn at the same time.

If you’d like to receive a catalog or speak to one of our highly trained staff, call 1-800-421-6534 or email [email protected].

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