This activity has been revised and was originally created by Susan N. Edwards and published in the Perkins Activity and Resource Guide (1st edition, 1992). The second edition is available for purchase.
Functional activities are the cornerstone of a vocational training program. Functional activities are those that involve practical skills that the student encounters in everyday life and will probably encounter in the work setting. This hands-on activity gives students packaging and insertion skills, while teaching them left-to-right progression, one-to-one correspondence, and social interaction and cooperative work skills. Students can practice this by doing it for their school office. Lessons include Independent Living Skills and Orientation and Mobility.