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Daily Living Skills

Adulting skills workbooks for young people with special needs by award winning Author/Educator Susan Traugh. The budget friendly Daily Living Skills series has been heralded by teachers, parents and educators as the most effective transitional curriculum materials available.

Adulting skills workbooks for young people with special needs by award winning Author/Educator Susan Traugh. The budget friendly Daily Living Skills series has been heralded by teachers, parents and educators as the most effective transitional curriculum materials available.
DLS Doing the Laundry-Daily Living Skills

DLS Doing the Laundry-Daily Living Skills

Like what you see? Doing Laundry is part of Susan Traugh's Daily Living Skills workbook series offering transitional skills for special needs and general education students alike. Written on a high third grade level, with airy-pages and bullet-point information, these transition skills books, nevertheless, respect teens' maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated transition skills and Indicator 13 requirements needed for adult independence. Each transition lesson is taught on one or two pages with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real world activities are provided whenever possible. Doing Laundry--Daily Living Skills subjects include: Organizing the laundry room, sorting clothes, using the washer/dryer, use of products, cleaning lint traps, folding clothes/finding symmetry, hanging clothes, clothes storage and handling special clothing. A Parent Notification Letter, answer key and grading sheet are all included with the 36-page booklet. The Parent Notification Letter assures you are in compliance with federal requirements for parent participation in IEP and ITP goals. However, this series has also been successfully used by both general education classes in both middle- and high-school, and, with modifications, can be used in the moderate-to-severe setting also. Each of the other books in the series offers the same easy-to-use format on key skills. Together, the series provides students with a firm foundation in adult living skills, and you the verification that you have effectively met mandated transition skills for your students. Both Cleaning House and Making Meals have a video series (offered free of charge on this site) to coordinate with the lessons of the book. Other titles in the Daily Living Skills transition series include: Building Character Cleaning House w/ videos Decision Making Doing Laundry Dress for Success Everyday Manners Fair Fighting Getting a Paycheck Grocery Shopping Interviewing Skills Kitchen Basics Making Conversation Making Meals w/ videos Managing Stress Nutrition Overcoming Failure Paying Bills Safe Dating Seeking Employment Staying Healthy Time Management Transportation Voting Who Am I? College and Career You may also download the Power Point Presentation which allows you to present an overview of this program to your students, their parents and administrators in a quick, yet comprehensive format.
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Daily Living Skill Into PowerPoint

Daily Living Skill Into PowerPoint

Introduce your students to the Daily Living Skills series with this informational power point presentation. The presentation explains WHY students will be using the program (to gain transition skills) and then explains HOW to use the Unit Checklist, Answer Key and Parent Letters. Use this presentation for your students, or as a Back-to-School or Parent Presentation for the community. Clear, concise and student-friendly, this presentation will set the stage for a successful implementation of this Life Skills Program.
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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 Hygiene for Guys-Daily Living Skills

DLS Hygiene for Guys-Daily Living Skills

Hygiene for Guys 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 reason for and steps necessary for staying clean and healthy. 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 U.S. 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 Hygiene for Girls include: What is hygiene, the Sanitary Seven, Why should I brush my teeth, How to floss, Washing my hair, Taking a shower, Clipping my nails, Applying deodorant, Stopping smelly feet, Wearing sunscreen, Wiping your bottom, How to wash your hands, Zapping zits, Washing your clothes, and guy stuff like Shaving, Clearing Jock Itch, and Wet Dreams. Additionally, this book provides a student grading sheet, answer key and a Parent Letter suggesting at-home activities for families in accordance with 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, Building Self-Motivation, Buying Insurance, Celebrating Holidays, Cleaning House, Creating Self-Confidence, 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, Outdoor Chores, Overcoming Failure, Paying Bills, Practicing Patience, Safe Dating, Seeking Employment, Staying Healthy, Time Management, Transportation, Voting, Washing Dishes, Who Am I? College and Career, Work Games 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 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 Safe Dating Workbook-Daily Living Skills

DLS Safe Dating Workbook-Daily Living Skills

“Safe Dating” 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—Safe Dating lessons include: Are You Ready?; Who Do You Choose?; Personal Values; Building Consensus; My Perfect Date Wish List; The Wish List—Getting Real; Choose Your Pond; Where to Begin: Online Dating; Finding a Date: 10 Tips to Safe Dating; My Safe Dating Plan; PDA’s—Is it Appropriate?; Why Not (Do It)?; How to “not” Planner; Setting Boundaries; Avoiding Violence; Asking for a Date Template. 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?—College and Career, Cleaning House, Doing Laundry, Dress for Success, Kitchen Basics, Nutrition, Grocery Shopping, Making Meals, Paying Bills, Staying Healthy, Time Management, Transportation, Everyday Manners, Fair Fighting and Safe Dating, Stress Management and Making Conversation
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DLS Basics Workbooks  Bundle

DLS Basics Workbooks Bundle

Here’s the bundle pack you’ve been asking for containing ten (out of thirty-five) Daily Living Skills units designed for mild-to-moderately affected special needs high school students, but appropriate for any young person wanting independent living skills. It is also the bundle pack that teachers of students with moderate to severe disabilities find the most useful. Of the books in the series, this pack provides lessons in the most fundamental of adult living skills with the least difficult vocabulary and concepts.This transition to adult life program provides in depth lessons on the following life skills: Dress for Success Staying Healthy Cleaning House Doing the Laundry Kitchen Basics Nutrition Grocery Shopping Making Meals Transportation Paying Bills Making Meals and Cleaning House both include video modeling of important life skills in an accessible, clear format. Videos need to be downloaded separately as the files are too large to bundle. However, all videos are free on this website, so you can obtain the entire bundle and all its component parts for this one low price. A Teacher's Manual is also available for teachers who prefer this support. The manual contains tips for implementation of the program and program management along with written ITP goals for each workbook, a class grading system for each unit and notes (as needed) for each workbook. Finally, a Power Point Presentation is also provided here (free) which will allow you to introduce the program to students, parents and/or administrators in a quick, yet comprehensive manner. All units have a lesson/quiz format to constantly check for comprehension, a complete grading sheet, answer key, parent verification letters to document compliance with U.S. federal standards and airy, third-grade reading level pages
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Develop Your Ability to Read Rhythm

Develop Your Ability to Read Rhythm

Originally written to help beginning music students learn to rhythmic notation, this method book has been shown to have profound cross-curricular benefits in both Language Arts and Math.Proven to help students learn to track from left to right and line to line while learning to recognize mathematical patterns - these fun and engaging, multi-modality activities are sure to be a hit with your students. Teachers report that their reluctant readers, ADHD and ELL students enthusiastically participate. Another important benefit is that this program helps students focus and dramatically improve their attention spans.
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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 Complete Bundle & Teacher's Manual

DLS Complete Bundle & Teacher's Manual

Here’s the larger bundle pack you’ve been asking for containing 34 Daily Living Skills units designed for mild-to-moderately affected special needs high school students, but appropriate for any young person wanting independent living skills. In addition, this bundle includes the Teacher's Manual with information on setting up and organizing the program, class grading sheets, and ITP goals for every workbook. Download the free videos that come with Making Meals and Cleaning House and you will have a multi-year living skills program with everything you need from soup to nuts. Daily Living Skills meets U.S. federal mandates for transition services for special needs teens and Indicator 13 requirements. Written on a high third/low fourth grade level, each unit is filled with airy pages and lots of bullet-point facts and information so that reluctant readers can use the program independently. Yet, while supporting their ability level, this program also honors the humor and sensibilities of teens and young adults. Each 2-4 page lesson has a quiz or activity for students to check comprehension and each is focused on helping students determine their needs and desires for the program. The 283-page Teacher's Manual is also available with this bundle for teachers who prefer this support. The manual contains tips for implementation of the program and program management along with written ITP goals for each workbook, a class grading system for most units and notes (as needed) for most workbook. Finally, a Power Point Presentation is also provided here (free) which will allow you to introduce the program to students, parents and/or administrators in a quick, yet comprehensive manner. The 34 books in this bundle pack are: Becoming Likable Becoming Self-Aware Building Character Building Self-Esteem Building Self-Motivation Buying Insurance Celebrating Holidays Cleaning House (with videos) Creating Self-Confidence Decision Making Doing Laundry Dress for Success Everyday Manners Fair Fighting Getting a Paycheck Grocery Shopping Interviewing Skills Kitchen Basics Making Conversation Making Meals (with videos) Managing Stress Nutrition Outdoor Chores Overcoming Failure Paying Bills Safe Dating Seeking Employment Staying Healthy Time Management Transportation Voting Who Am I? College and Career Work Games
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DLS Grocery Shopping Workbook-Daily Living Skills

DLS Grocery Shopping Workbook-Daily Living Skills

Grocery Shopping 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 Grocery Shopping include: Grocery store layout, per unit pricing, cost comparison, coupons, impulse buying, organizing the refridgerator, when food's too old, grocery lists, meal planner lists, and food storage. 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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Daily Living Skills-Cooking Workbooks Bundle Pack

Daily Living Skills-Cooking Workbooks Bundle Pack

Here’s a cost-saving way to create a cooking unit for your students. Begin with KITCHEN BASICS—and teach about safety; cleanliness; cookware, bake-ware and tool vocabulary; measurement and kitchen organization. (Pgs. 41) Add NUTRITION—and have students learn about food groups, a balanced diet, the food-in/energy-out equation, vitamins and minerals, and low-cost/high-nutrition foods. (Pgs. 42) Then use GROCERY SHOPPING—to shop for the foods you learned about in Nutrition as students learn about grocery story layout, reading price tags, unit pricing, coupons, list-making, and food storage. (Pgs. 40) Put it all together with MAKING MEALS—this video-modeled “cook-book” uses the low-cost/high-nutrition foods from Nutrition to create easy one-pan meals and then helps students create their own variations of the recipes in step-by-step lessons that empower students to cook and bake. Download all the videos for free off this website and you’ll have a comprehensive, dynamic unit plan for your students. (Pgs. 43) Videos in this series are: Making Oatmeal, Microwave Hot Dogs, Microwave Mac ‘N Cheese, Making Microwave Burritos, Microwave Popcorn, One-Pan Pasta, One-Pot Soup, and One-Pan Cake. Like all Daily Living Skills workbooks, this series is written on a high third/low fourth grade level and targeted to the mild-to-moderate population (although, you’ll see in the ratings, many teachers of students with moderate-to-severe disabilities have used the program successfully.) All vocabulary is defined immediately in context so students build confidence in the information. Pages are light and airy with lots of bullet-points and pictures, and are set with a tone that is friendly, yet respects the sensibilities of this age group. Every book contains an answer key and Parent Letter explaining what transition skills you are addressing along with suggestions for parent follow-up at home in compliance with federal mandates. Lessons can easily be used in a “buy today/use today” fashion with no training and little preparation (except “Making Meals.”) Or, if you are a newer teacher or new to special education, the DAILY LIVING SKILLS TEACHERS MANUAL gives information on classroom organization and program set-up along with Indicator 13 support and a variety of written ITP goals for each workbook. (You do not need to buy the Teacher’s Manual—it is offered at the request of some teachers.) If you are unfamiliar with this series, download the free workbook, "Doing Laundry" (on this site) to get a feel for the format and tone of this series, or preview the pages of the individual titles which are also offered on this site. Good luck!
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DLS Nutrition Workbook-Daily Living Skills

DLS Nutrition Workbook-Daily Living Skills

Nutrition 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--Nutrition include: The food pyramid, serving size, food labels, value of vitamins, divide your plate, calorie counting, calculating your weight, nutrition tracker, exercising, free fitness, eat on the cheap, and daily meal planning. This new edition leaps from 41 pages to 67 and includes information on "ChooseMyPlate" meal planning, tracking and videos along with lessons on overcoming reluctance and insights on emotional eating. Also included are Parent Verification Letters, answer key and grading sheet. Nutrition, Kitchen Basics, Grocery Shopping and Meal Planning 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: 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 Managment Transportation Voting Who Am I? College and Career A Teacher's Manual providing written ITP Goals and a class grading sheet along with program management tips is provided on this website. A Power Point presentation for students, parents and/or administrators is provided here to outline and explain the program in a quick but comprehensive manner. The Power Point is free. Videos for Making Meals and Cleaning house are also included for free on this website.
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DLS Building Character Workbook-Daily Living Skills

DLS Building Character Workbook-Daily Living Skills

Building Character 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 “character words” such as trustworthy, motivated, and courageous are defined in the book, it kicks the vocabulary level up a little higher than the third grade level normally used in these books. But, each vocabulary word 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-four page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real world activities are provided whenever possible. Lessons in Daily Living Skills Building Character include: What is Character?, Why Should I Care?, Changing the World, Why Should I Have to Change?, Golden Rule=Empathy, Ten Terrific Traits (Courageous, Positive, Grateful, Trustworthy, Kind, Best Effort, Persistent, Self Reliant, Sense of Humor, Balance), Weighting Character Traits, Balancing Conflicting Virtues, When Other People Behave Badly. 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, 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 Celebrating Holidays-Daily Living Skills

DLS Celebrating Holidays-Daily Living Skills

Celebrating Holidays 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 Celebrating Holidays discuss the reason for the holiday, how to behave on the holiday, and allows students to explore how to celebrate the holiday. Twelve federal holidays are used, including: New Years Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. 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, 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.
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DLS Building Self-Motivation

DLS Building Self-Motivation

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-Motivation include: What is Self-Motivation?; Kinds of Motivation; Intrinsic/Extrinsic Motivation; 4 Kinds of Motivation: Myths about Motivation; Your Success is in Your Hands; Hard is a Chance; Hard Work is Good; Let's Hear it for Persistence!; Choosing a Goal; Friction; Motivation Havit Worksheet; The Goldilocks Rule; What to do About Obstacles and My Goal Chart. Additionally, this book provides a student grading sheet, answer key and a Parent Letter suggesting at-home activities for families in accordance with 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 Cleaning House Videos

DLS Cleaning House Videos

These 5 "Cleaning House" videos are 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 U.S. 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.
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DLS-College and Career Workbooks Bundle Pack

DLS-College and Career Workbooks Bundle Pack

Here is a cost-saving bundle pack to help walk your students through the skills needed to manage a career or post-secondary education. WHO AM I? COLLEGE AND CAREER—This book allows students to examine their IEP’s, advocate for themselves, analyze their learning styles and explore job aptitude. (Pgs. 44) GETTING A PAYCHECK—Students explore time sheets, gross and net pay, types of deductions, employer expectations, and budgeting. (Pgs. 60) TIME MANAGEMENT—Learn what kind of time manager they are, why they procrastinate, methods to overcome, prioritizing, how to stop worrying and more. (Pgs. 53) MANAGING STRESS—Learn the difference between good/bad stress, the benefits of good stress, four major methods of coping with “bad” stress, 50 ways to de-stress and more. (Pgs. 58) DRESS FOR SUCCESS—Looks at basic hygiene, ideas on bathroom organization, hints on organizing time/supplies for easy dressing, (also business attire and “appropriate” dress), clothes storage, hanger use, etc.—(Pgs. 41) TRANSPORTATION—You can’t have a job if you can’t get to it. Learn about the highway grid and finding your way, public bus and train services, how to study for a driver’s license, bicycle safety, police etiquette, road rage and emergency road equipment. (Pgs. 46) Like all Daily Living Skills workbooks, this series is written on a high third/low fourth grade level and targeted to the mild-to-moderate population (although, you’ll see in the ratings, many teachers of students with moderate-to-severe disabilities have used the program successfully.) All vocabulary is defined immediately in context so students build confidence in the information. Pages are light and airy with lots of bullet-points and pictures, and are set with a tone that is friendly, yet respects the sensibilities of this age group. Every book contains an answer key and Parent Letter explaining what transition skills you are addressing along with suggestions for parent follow-up at home in compliance with federal mandates. Lessons can easily be used in a “buy today/use today” fashion with no training and little preparation. Or, if you are a newer teacher or new to special education, the DAILY LIVING SKILLS TEACHERS MANUAL gives information on classroom organization and program set-up along with Indicator 13 support and a variety of written ITP goals for each workbook. (You do not need to buy the Teacher’s Manual—it is offered at the request of some teachers.) Like all the other bundle packs, you can save 10% or more by purchasing books in bundles. If you are unfamiliar with the series, please download our free sample, "Doing Laundry" on this site to see the format and tone used in all the books in this series or preview pages on the individual titles of each book which are also offered on this site.
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