The Specific Natural Activity Program (SNAP) is designed to assist agency staff, counselors, teachers and parents, in providing age-appropriate basic skills training for adults with developmental disabilities. The SNAP curriculum applies to everyday tasks and deals with more than 200 topics. These are typical issues faced by adults with developmental disabilities that are best learned out in the community, not in a classroom. Instruction is not meant to be overwhelming.
Success is based on the performance of skills discussed in the curriculum and demonstrated in real-life settings.
Using SNAP To Teach Everyday Tasks
Using teachable moments in appropriate settings provide opportunities to review curriculum, such as “Hygiene Manners” (Hygiene) or “Interpreting What People Say,” (Communication).
Creating a task analysis for public transit, for example – can include learning how to handle getting off the bus at the wrong location.