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DLS Work Games-Daily Living Skills

DLS Work Games-Daily Living Skills

Work Games is from Susan Traugh’s Daily Living Skills series offering transitional skills for mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike. It is a stand-alone unit providing students with skills to understand the unwritten rules of the workplace including relationships with bosses and co-workers, workplace expectations, avoiding office politics and collaboration. Like the other books in this series, it contains airy-pages and bullet-point information for easy independent study, yet, these books, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated, Indicator 13 skills needed for adult independence and Common Core Standard Compliant information. Written on a 3rd/4th grade level, workbooks are meant to be self-paced and adaptable with student interests and goals driving most units. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-four page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real world activities are provided whenever possible. Lessons in Daily Living Skills Building Self-Motivation include: what are work games, make your boss your BFF; make face time with supervisors; time is money; become a 'yes man' or 'yes woman'; anticipate needs and fill them; mind your own business; avoid office politics; don't sleep where you eat; understand 'friend' versus 'colleague'; work is a vent-free zone; share (or collaborate). Additionally, this book provides a student grading sheet, answer key and a Parent Letter suggesting at-home activities for families in accordance to federal mandates. A preview of this book is provided here, or sample the series with our free book—Doing Laundry. Titles in the Daily Living Skills transition series include: Becoming Likeable, Becoming Self-Aware, Building Character, Building Self-Esteem, Celebrating Holidays, Cleaning House, Decision Making, Doing Laundry, Dress for Success, Everyday Manners, Fair Fighting, Getting a Paycheck, Grocery Shopping, Interviewing Skills, Kitchen Basics, Making Conversation, Making Meals, Managing Stress, Nutrition, Overcoming Failure, Paying Bills, Practicing Patience, Safe Dating, Seeking Employment, Staying Healthy, Time Management, Transportation, Voting, Who Am I? College and Career A Power Point Presentation introducing the program to students, parents and staff is available free of charge on this site. A Teacher’s Manual providing tips on implementation and written ITP goals for most of the workbooks is also available for purchase on this site.
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DLS Becoming Self-Aware-Daily Living Skills

DLS Becoming Self-Aware-Daily Living Skills

Becoming Self-Aware is from Susan Traugh’s Daily Living Skills series offering transitional skills for mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike. It is the first of the Self-Knowledge Bundle Pack which includes Becoming Self-Aware, Building Self-Esteem and Creating Self-Confidence. Like the other books in this series, it contains airy-pages and bullet-point information for easy independent study, yet, these books, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated, Indicator 13 skills needed for adult independence and Common Core Standard Compliant information. Written on a 3rd/4th grade level, workbooks are meant to be self-paced and adaptable with student interests and goals driving most units. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-four page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real world activities are provided whenever possible. Lessons in Daily Living Skills Becoming Self-Aware discusses how to take an honest look at ourselves and how to present your best self. Lessons include: What is self-awareness? My Presentation; My Personality: My Emotions: My Attributes; My Triggers; Saying 'no' to Bad Behavior; Admitting Mistakes; Quieting My Innter Critic; Why, Why, Why?--Getting to the Bottom of It; Who Am I? The unit also includes a Self-Awareness Journal Template to record insights and progress. Additionally, this book provides a student grading sheet, answer key and a Parent Letter suggesting at-home activities for families in accordance to federal mandates. A preview of this book is provided here, or sample the series with our free book—Doing Laundry. Titles in the Daily Living Skills transition series include: Becoming Likable, Building Character, Celebrating Holidays, Cleaning House, Decision Making, Doing Laundry, Dress for Success, Everyday Manners, Fair Fighting, Getting a Paycheck, Grocery Shopping, Interviewing Skills, Kitchen Basics, Making Conversation, Making Meals, Managing Stress, Nutrition, Overcoming Failure, Paying Bills, Safe Dating, Seeking Employment, Staying Healthy, Time Management, Transportation, Voting, Who Am I? College and Career A Power Point Presentation introducing the program to students, parents and staff is available free of charge on this site. A Teacher’s Manual providing tips on implementation and written ITP goals for MANY workbook is also available for purchase on this site. (Note: The Teacher's Manual is due for revision. If you buy now, you will be notified when the book is revised and offered a free update.)
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DLS Kitchen Basics Workbook-Daily Living Skills

DLS Kitchen Basics Workbook-Daily Living Skills

Kitchen Basics is part of Susan Traugh’s 12-volume Daily Living Skills series offering transitional skills for mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike. Written on a high third/low fourth grade level with airy-pages and bullet-point information for easy independent study, these books, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated, Indicator 13 skills needed for adult independence. Workbooks are meant to be self-paced and adaptable with student interests and goals driving most units. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-three page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real world activities are provided whenever possible. Lessons in Daily Living Skills Kitchen Basics include: Accident prevention, knife and fire safety, fire extinguishers, cookware terms, bakeware terms, tool terms, cleanliness, kitchen organization, common cooking terms, measuring, and abbreviations. Also included are Parent Verification Letters, answer key and grading sheet. Kitchen Basics, Nutrition, Grocery Shopping and Making Meals make an excellent cooking unit. A preview of this book is provided here, or sample the series with our free book—Doing Laundry. Titles in the Daily Living Skills transition series include: Who Am I?, Cleaning House, Doing Laundry, Dress for Success, Kitchen Basics, Nutrition, Grocery Shopping, Making Meals, Paying Bills, Staying Healthy, Time Management and Transportation.
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DLS Who Am I? College and Career Workbook-Daily Living Skills

DLS Who Am I? College and Career Workbook-Daily Living Skills

Who Am I? Career and College is part of Susan Traugh’s 27-volume Daily Living Skills series offering transitional skills for mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike. The component workbook is written on a high third/low fourth grade level with airy-pages and bullet-point information for easy independent study, these books, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated, Indicator 13 skills needed for adult independence. Workbooks are meant to be self-paced and adaptable with student interests and goals driving most units. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-three page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real world activities are provided whenever possible. Lessons in Daily Living Skills—Who Am I? Career and College include: What life skills do I have/need questionnaire, Jung Briggs-Myers Typology test, what’s my learning modality and how to enhance my style, preferred learning environments, analyzing my strengths and weakness, obstacles in my path and overcoming them, creating a mentor group, creating a support system, Internet support, creating an action plan, career aptitude test and analysis, short term goal setting, and long term goal setting. Also included are Parent Verification Letters, answer key and grading sheet. A preview of this book is provided with the workbook sale site, or sample the series with our free book—Doing Laundry. Titles in the Daily Living Skills transition series include: Who Am I?, Cleaning House, Doing Laundry, Dress for Success, Kitchen Basics, Nutrition, Grocery Shopping, Making Meals, Paying Bills, Staying Healthy, Time Management and Transportation.
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DLS Voting Workbook-Daily Living Skills

DLS Voting Workbook-Daily Living Skills

Voting is from Susan Traugh’s Daily Living Skills series offering transitional skills for mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike. Because of the intensive vocabulary in politics, this book is written a little higher than the normal third/low fourth grade level for the series and charts in at fifth-grade vocabulary. But, each vocabulary word (precinct, bi-partisan, non-partisan, etc.) is thoroughly defined directly after word introduction and the overall "feel" of the book matches the rest of the series. Like the other books, it contains airy-pages and bullet-point information for easy, independent study, yet, these books, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated, Indicator 13 skills needed for adult independence. Workbooks are meant to be self-paced and adaptable with student interests and goals driving most units. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-three page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real world activities are provided whenever possible. Lessons in Daily Living Skills Voting, include Why Vote? Does 1 Vote Matter?, Who Can Vote? How Do I Vote? How to Register, Voting Precincts, Ways to Vote, How Should I Vote? 2-Party System, What Parties Do; Third Parties; What Am I? (Conservative/Liberal); Who's With Me? Becoming Informed; Overcoming Bias; Government Responsibilities (Federal, State and Local), Becoming Involved. Also included are Parent Verification Letters, answer key and grading sheet. A preview of this book is provided here, or sample the series with our free book—Doing Laundry. Titles in the Daily Living Skills transition series include: Everyday Manners, Who Am I?, Cleaning House, Doing Laundry, Dress for Success, Kitchen Basics, Nutrition, Grocery Shopping, Making Meals, Paying Bills, Staying Healthy, Time Management, Transportation, Fair Fighting, Managing Stress, Making Conversation, and Getting a Paycheck.
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DLS Transportation Workbook-Daily Living Skills

DLS Transportation Workbook-Daily Living Skills

Transportation is part of Susan Traugh’s Daily Living Skills series offering transitional skills for mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike. Written on a high third/low fourth grade level with airy-pages and bullet-point information for easy independent study, these books, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated, Indicator 13 skills needed for adult independence. Workbooks are meant to be self-paced and adaptable with student interests and goals driving most units. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-three page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real world activities are provided whenever possible. Lessons in Daily Living Skills--Transportation include: Highway grid system, reading a map, traffic signs, bicycle safety, public transit/trains, public transit/buses, driver's license practice game, sample DMV tests, cooling road rage, ticket etiquette--how to treat a cop, designated drivers, and emergency preparedness. Also included are Parent Verification Letters, answer key and grading sheet. A preview of this book is provided here, or sample the series with our free book—Doing Laundry. Titles in the Daily Living Skills transition series include: Who Am I? (Career and College Aptitude), Cleaning House, Doing Laundry, Dress for Success, Kitchen Basics, Nutrition, Grocery Shopping, Making Meals, Paying Bills, Staying Healthy, Time Management and Transportation.
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DLS Seeking Employment Workbook-Daily Living Skills

DLS Seeking Employment Workbook-Daily Living Skills

Seeking Employment is from Susan Traugh’s Daily Living Skills series offering transitional skills for mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike. Like the other books in this series, it contains airy-pages and bullet-point information for easy independent study, yet, these books, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated, Indicator 13 skills needed for adult independence and Common Core Standard Compliant information. Workbooks are meant to be self-paced and adaptable with student interests and goals driving most units. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-four page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real world activities are provided whenever possible. Lessons in Daily Living Skills Seeking Employment include: Becoming Employed, What Kind of Job do I Want?, Getting Ready--What to Bring, How to Complete a Job Application, Plan of Attack, The Interview, Writing a Post-Interview Letter, Job Shadowing, A Word about Face Book, Beware of Craig's List, Time is Money, Employer's 10 Pet Peeves--Tardiness, Timeliness, Procrastination, Bringing Drama, Abuse of Sick Leave, Poor Hygiene, Phone Calls, Manners, Politics & Religion, Negativity, and Station Tidiness, . Additionally, this book provides a student grading sheet, answer key and Parent Letter suggesting at-home activities for families in accordance to federal mandates. A preview of this book is provided here, or sample the series with our free book—Doing Laundry. Titles in the Daily Living Skills transition series include: Building Character, Cleaning House, Doing Laundry, Dress for Success, Everyday Manners, Fair Fighting, Getting a Paycheck, Grocery Shopping, Interviewing Skills, Kitchen Basics, Making Conversation, Making Meals, Managing Stress, Nutrition, Paying Bills, Safe Dating, Staying Healthy, Time Management, Transportation, Voting, Who Am I? College and Career A Power Point Presentation introducing the program to students, parents and staff is available free of charge on this site. A Teacher’s Manual providing tips on implementation and written ITP goals for each workbook is also available for purchase on this site.
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DLS Practicing Patience Workbook-Daily Living Skills

DLS Practicing Patience Workbook-Daily Living Skills

Practicing Patience is from Susan Traugh’s Daily Living Skills series offering transitional skills for mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike. Like the other books in this series, it contains airy-pages and bullet-point information for easy independent study, yet, these books, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated, Indicator 13 skills needed for adult independence and Common Core Standard Compliant information. Written on a 3rd/4th grade level, workbooks are meant to be self-paced and adaptable with student interests and goals driving most units. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-four page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real world activities are provided whenever possible. Lessons in Daily Living Skills include: What is patience, Why we become impatient, Why practice patience, 5 physical reasons we become impatient, My Triggers, Why and so for my triggers, How not to feed the frenzy, 10 Tools to becoming patient 1) Count to 10, 2) Take a breath 3) Take a time-out 4) Act out 5) Know your priorities 6) Just wait 7)Visualize 8) Practice gratitude 9) Laugh and Love 10) Think before you speak. Additionally, this book provides a student grading sheet, answer key and a Parent Letter suggesting at-home activities for families in accordance to federal mandates. A preview of this book is provided here, or sample the series with our free book—Doing Laundry. Titles in the Daily Living Skills transition series include: Becoming Likable, Building Character, Cleaning House, Decision Making, Doing Laundry, Dress for Success, Everyday Manners, Fair Fighting, Getting a Paycheck, Grocery Shopping, Interviewing Skills, Kitchen Basics, Making Conversation, Making Meals, Managing Stress, Nutrition, Overcoming Failure, Paying Bills, Safe Dating, Staying Healthy, Time Management, Transportation, Voting, Who Am I? College and Career A Power Point Presentation introducing the program to students, parents and staff is available free of charge on this site. A Teacher’s Manual providing tips on implementation and written ITP goals for many workbook is also available for purchase on this site.
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DLS Paying Bills Workbook-Daily Living Skills

DLS Paying Bills Workbook-Daily Living Skills

Paying Bills is part of Susan Traugh’s Daily Living Skills series offering transitional skills for mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike. Written on a high third/low fourth-grade level with airy-pages and bullet-point information for easy, independent study, these books, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated, Indicator 13 skills needed for adult independence. Workbooks are meant to be self-paced and adaptable with student interests and goals driving most units. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-three page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real world activities are provided whenever possible. Lessons in Daily Living Skills--Paying Bills include: Budget sense, young person's planner, bill paying calendar, monthly bill chart, writing checks, using an ATM, keeping a register, real life money issues (cars, insurance, etc.) cost of credit cards, saving, and filing a 1040 EZ. Also included are Parent Verification Letters, answer key and grading sheet. A preview of this book is provided here, or sample the series with our free book—Doing Laundry. Titles in the Daily Living Skills transition series include: Who Am I?, Cleaning House, Doing Laundry, Dress for Success, Kitchen Basics, Nutrition, Grocery Shopping, Making Meals, Paying Bills, Staying Healthy, Time Management and Transportation.
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DLS Overcoming Failure Workbook-Daily Living Skills

DLS Overcoming Failure Workbook-Daily Living Skills

Overcoming Failure is from Susan Traugh’s Daily Living Skills series offering transitional skills for mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike. Like the other books in this series, it contains airy-pages and bullet-point information written on a 3/4 grade level for easy independent study, yet, these books, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated, Indicator 13 skills needed for adult independence and Common Core Standard Compliant information. Workbooks are meant to be self-paced and adaptable with student interests and goals driving most units. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-four page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real world activities are provided whenever possible. Lessons in Daily Living Skills Series' Overcoming Failure include:Definition of failure; the five major reasons people fail (We give up, We're afraid, We make excuses, We don't learn from our mistakes, We're unprepared); three lessons failure can teach us (perseverance, learn, change); the five steps to turn failure into success (Accept it, Look inside, Look outside, Adjust your attitude and Grow success); Failure stories of famous people and how they used their failures to succeed.) In addition, this book provides a student grading sheet, answer key and Parent Letter suggesting at-home activities for families in accordance to federal mandates. A preview of this book is provided here, or sample the series with our free book—Doing Laundry. Titles in the Daily Living Skills transition series include: Building Character, Cleaning House, Decision Making, Doing Laundry, Dress for Success, Employment Skills, Everyday Manners, Fair Fighting, Getting a Paycheck, Grocery Shopping, Interviewing Skills, Kitchen Basics, Making Conversation, Making Meals, Managing Stress, Nutrition, Paying Bills, Safe Dating, Staying Healthy, Time Management, Transportation, Voting, Who Am I? College and Career A Power Point Presentation introducing the program to students, parents and staff is available free of charge on this site. A Teacher’s Manual providing tips on implementation and written ITP goals for each workbook is also available for purchase on this site. (This book is not yet included in the Teacher's Manual.)
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DLS Outdoor Chores-Daily Living Skills

DLS Outdoor Chores-Daily Living Skills

Outdoor Chores is from Susan Traugh’s Daily Living Skills series offering transitional skills for mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike. It is a stand-alone unit providing students with skills to perform basic chores outside. Like the other books in this series, it contains airy-pages and bullet-point information for easy independent study, yet, these books, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated, Indicator 13 skills needed for adult independence and Common Core Standard Compliant information. Written on a 3rd/4th grade level, workbooks are meant to be self-paced and adaptable with student interests and goals driving most units. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-four page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real world activities are provided whenever possible. Lessons in Daily Living Skills Outdoor Chores include how to: take out the trash; sweep; pull weeds; mow the law; rake leaves; blow leaves, wash windows; clean rain gutters; wash the car; clean up after a chore and ladder safety. Additionally, this book provides a student grading sheet, answer key and a Parent Letter suggesting at-home activities for families in accordance to federal mandates. A preview of this book is provided here, or sample the series with our free book—Doing Laundry. Titles in the Daily Living Skills transition series include: Becoming Likeable, Becoming Self-Aware, Building Character, Building Self-Esteem, Celebrating Holidays, Cleaning House, Decision Making, Doing Laundry, Dress for Success, Everyday Manners, Fair Fighting, Getting a Paycheck, Grocery Shopping, Interviewing Skills, Kitchen Basics, Making Conversation, Making Meals, Managing Stress, Nutrition, Overcoming Failure, Paying Bills, Practicing Patience, Safe Dating, Seeking Employment, Staying Healthy, Time Management, Transportation, Voting, Who Am I? College and Career A Power Point Presentation introducing the program to students, parents and staff is available free of charge on this site. A Teacher’s Manual providing tips on implementation and written ITP goals for the workbooks is also available for purchase on this site.
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