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DLS Cleaning House Workbook and Videos - Daily Living Skill

DLS Cleaning House Workbook and Videos - Daily Living Skill

Cleaning House 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--Cleaning House include: The To Be Clean System of cleaning, tools of the trade terms, how to sweep, how to mop, how to vacuum, daily cleaning game, bathroom organization, hygiene helper organization, cleaning the bedroom instructions and checklist (also bathroom, kitchen and public spaces), changing/folding the sheets and spring cleaning. 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. This book works best with the Video-Modeling DVD containing short videos showing the steps to clean each space. DVD download is sold separately. 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 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 Mini-Bundles on specific units are: Cooking College and Career Dating Social Skills Homemaking
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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 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 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 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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DLS Interviewing Skills Workbook-Daily Living Skills

DLS Interviewing Skills Workbook-Daily Living Skills

Interviewing Skills 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. 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 Interviewing Skills include: Professional communication, Manners matter, Table manners, Business manners, Dress for success, Voice & body language, Telephone talk, How to write a business letter, How to write a resume, Key business traits, Getting references, Resume cover letter, Addressing an envelope, Completing an application, Getting Ready for an interview, Interview basics, Interview question game, and Employer fact sheets. 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, 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 Dress for Success Workbook-Daily Living Skills

DLS Dress for Success Workbook-Daily Living Skills

Dress for Success 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 Dress for Success include: Hygiene, bathroom/closet organization, morning routines, creating an adult look, talk about tats, clothes shopping and budgeting, and interview etiquette. 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 Decision Making Workbook-Daily Living Skills

DLS Decision Making Workbook-Daily Living Skills

Decision Making 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 all books in the series, Decision Making contains airy-pages and bullet-point information for easy independent study, yet, these books, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated transition, 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-four page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real world activities are provided whenever possible. Lessons in Daily Living Skills Decision Making include: What is a Decision? Why Plan? 8 Steps to Decide (Know your purpose; Gather facts; Determine standards; Brainstorm; Evaluate; Choose Best Choice; Review) Avoiding Bias; The Teen Brain; Judgment calls; and Group Decisions. Additionally, this books 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, Everyday Manners, Fair Fighting, Getting a Paycheck, Grocery Shopping, 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 Both Making Meals and Cleaning House have accompanying video modeling provided free on this site or on You-Tube. 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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Task card for visual support to complete a task

Task card for visual support to complete a task

This straightforward task card helps a pupil to understand when a task is complete. Write their name and what the task is on the sheet, then tick a box when each part is completed. This sheet shows 10 boxes to tick, but just cut off the second row if you want 5, or adapt it yourself for any other number. I have used this with tasks such as "Count out the right number of tokens" - I say "three", pupil counts out 3 tokens, then I tick the first box, and so on. Useful with children with autism, who sometimes struggle to understand when a task is complete. Suitable for laminating and use a whiteboard pen.
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