How to Read a Prescription Label

How to Read a Prescription Label is a functional life skills activity that helps develop independent living skills for teens and adults. This step-by-step medical safety resource uses clear and simple language to teach students how to read a prescription label, including dosage, managing refills, prescription warnings, drug interactions, and tips to communicate with the pharmacist. This interactive special education activity will engage your students with age-appropriate graphics, relatable dialog, and real-world scenarios.

Number of Pages: 15   File Format: PDF (color and black-and-white)  Grade Levels: 7th – 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool


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  • This life skills activity teaches teens and adults how to read a prescription bottle, including medication warnings and drug interactions.
  • This step-by-step resource uses a medication list template to track prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines.
  • Students will learn how to read prescription labels, which includes reviewing medication information, drug interactions, prescription warnings, and general questions to ask their doctor or pharmacist.
  • The activity includes practical exercises to reinforce learning and multiple sample prescription labels to increase knowledge, helping your students feel confident and in control of their health.
  • 35 Multiple-choice reading comprehension questions (answers included).
  • This activity can be part of a comprehensive functional life skills curriculum or a standalone aid.
  • This life skills activity contains step-by-step instructions, reading comprehension questions to reinforce learning and collect data, an answer key, age-appropriate graphics, real-world examples, and ideas for implementation.
Why Use

This resource is designed to help teens and adults develop independent living skills in various settings, such as home, school, work, or the community.

Intended User

This life skills resource can be used by parents, caregivers, special education teachers, therapists, clinicians, and coaches to promote independence in teens and adults.

Where to Use

This life skills resource is ideal for middle and high schools, at-home learning, life skills programs, one-on-one therapy, adult transition programs, social skills groups, adult day centers, and autism life skill centers.


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Adulting Life Skills Resources Medical Safety Special Education activity for middle and high school students covering How to Read a Prescription Label.How to Read a Prescription Label
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