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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.

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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 Cleaning House Workbook and Videos - Daily Living Skill
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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
DLS Doing the Laundry-Daily Living Skills
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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.
DLS Kitchen Basics Workbook-Daily Living Skills
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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.
DLS Who Am I? College and Career Workbook-Daily Living Skills
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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.
DLS Becoming Self-Aware-Daily Living Skills
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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.)
DLS Making Conversation Workbook-Daily Living Skills
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DLS Making Conversation Workbook-Daily Living Skills

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“Making Conversation” 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—Making Conversation include: What is Conversation? Keys to Conversation, How to Ask a Question, Interests—Or, What to Talk About, Is it Appropriate? Tone of Voice, Personal Space, Eye Contact, Body Language, Joining In, When People Say “No”, Levels of Conversational Intimacy, The Magic Words, Receiving a Compliment, Explaining my Disability, Formal Greeting, Ending a Conversation. 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 Stress Management and Making Conversation
DLS Building Self-Esteem-Daily Living Skills
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DLS Building Self-Esteem-Daily Living Skills

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Building Self-Esteem 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 second 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 Building Self-Esteem discusses how to take an honest look at ourselves and how to present your best self. Lessons include: What is self-esteem? Stopping the voice in your head, Ten Tools to Self-Esteem: 1) Smile and Stand Tall; 2) Stop the Voice; 3) Think Positive; 4) Appreciation Meditation; 5) Know Yourself; 6) Know Your Value System; 7) Be Kind; 8) Exercise; 9) Appreciation Notation; 10) Gratitude; Build a Self-Esteem Regime. The unit also includes a Self-Esteem 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, 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, 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.)
DLS Time Management Workbook-Daily Living Skills
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DLS Time Management Workbook-Daily Living Skills

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Time Management 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 and life skills. 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--Time Management include: Current skills assessment, skills diagnosis, goal setting--short-term and long-term, organization, daily chores calendar, how to schedule, keeping a planner, prioritizing, procrastinator's tip sheet and managing interruptions. 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—Daily Living Skills--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
DLS Grocery Shopping Workbook-Daily Living Skills
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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.
DLS Becoming Likeable Workbook-Daily Living Skills
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DLS Becoming Likeable Workbook-Daily Living Skills

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Becoming Likeable* 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 Becoming Likeable include: Why's It Matter? How Can I Tell (if I'm Annoying)?, Ten Keys to Likeability, Key 1-Don't Compete, Key 2-Ask Questions, Key 3-Pay Attention, Key 4-Be Positive, Key 5-Smile, Key 6-Don't Judge, Key 7- Open Up--A Little, Key 8-Be Who You Are, Key 9-Touch, Key 10-Bring Value, and The Unspoken Rule--Have Integrity. 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: 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 *For consistency's sake the preferred English spelling of "likeable" is used throughout this book. While it is not the PREFERRED American spelling, it is considered an acceptable spelling. 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.
DLS Celebrating Holidays-Daily Living Skills
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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.
DLS Decision Making Workbook-Daily Living Skills
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DLS Decision Making Workbook-Daily Living Skills

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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.
DLS Fair Fighting Workbook-Daily Living Skills
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DLS Fair Fighting Workbook-Daily Living Skills

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Fair Fighting is part of Susan Traugh’s 20-volume Daily Living Skills series offering transitional skills for mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike. The "Fair Fighting Five" rules (No violence; stay here (and now); listen; no blame/no games; emerge as equals) and practice sessions are provided in easy, airy lessons covering each rule in a clear, concise manner. 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 Fair Fighting include: Why people fight; the value of fighting; what kind of fighter are you?; fair fighting five; no violence; no property damage; cuss words; alternatives to violence; staying in the here and now; listening to hear; listening to problem solve; creating win-win solutions; emerging as equals. 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 Mini-Bundle Packs of 4-5 books units on: Cooking Social Skills Dating Homemaking A bundle pack with ten of the books is also available. Coming Soon: Complete Bundle Pack including all 20 books, Teacher's Manual and Introductory Power Point Presentation.
DLS Paying Bills Workbook-Daily Living Skills
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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.
DLS Transportation Workbook-Daily Living Skills
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DLS Transportation Workbook-Daily Living Skills

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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.
DLS Voting Workbook-Daily Living Skills
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DLS Voting Workbook-Daily Living Skills

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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.
Daily Living Skills-Cooking Workbooks Bundle Pack
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Daily Living Skills-Cooking Workbooks Bundle Pack

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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!
Daily Living Skill Into PowerPoint
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Daily Living Skill Into PowerPoint

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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.
Sheltering in Place: Coping with COVID-19
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Sheltering in Place: Coping with COVID-19

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With teachers moving to distance teaching and communities on lockdown, Sheltering in Place: Coping with COVID-19 from Susan Traugh’s Daily Living Skills is the tool you need to help students organize their lives while confined to their homes. Sheltering in Place provides instruction in adult living skills and transition skills for both mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike. It is a stand-alone unit providing students with skills to live independently by being able to create a balanced daily schedule in this time of crisis. 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 and transition skills needed for adult independence. Carefully researched information on the virus and behavior during lockdown are provided in a calm, reassuring manner. Written on about the 3rd/4th grade level, workbooks are meant to be self-paced and adaptable. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-four page format with follow-up activities/worksheets/quizzes to check for comprehension. Lessons include: What is COVID-19? What is social distancing/sheltering in place? Flattening the curve Stopping the spread Hands/Elbows/Face/Space/Home Myth busters Building a daily schedule Meals/work/exercise/destressing/sleeping What to do when worry takes over And more
DLS-Dating Workbooks Bundle Pack
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DLS-Dating Workbooks Bundle Pack

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Here is the cost-saving bundle pack to help your students work on the myriad skills involved in dating. This pack includes: 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) MAKING CONVERSATION—Discusses topic choice, Facebook’s top conversation choices, appropriate/inappropriate conversations, conversation starters, body language and eye contact, how to “invite yourself in,” how to end a conversation, accepting rejection. (Pgs. 59) FAIR FIGHTING—Interpersonal relationships have conflict, this book teaches students how to disagree without being disagreeable. It also teaches the four rules of “fair fighting:” 1) No violence, 2) Stay in the now, 3) Don’t pile on and 4) End in Win-Win. (Pgs. 43) EVERYDAY MANNERS--Greetings, introductions, opening doors, cell phone manners, table manners, flag etiquette, hat etiquette, and pedestrian manners are all addressed here and will help your students feel confident when dating in public places. (Pgs. 45) SAFE DATING—Checks if the student is ready to date, who to date/personal values, where to look for dates, online dating, 10 tips to safe dating, creating a dating plan, group and buddy dating, PDA’s, how far is too far?, ways to say “no”, how to accept “no.” (Pgs. 61) 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.) If you are unfamiliar with the series, please download the free "Doing Laundry" workbook on this site so you can see the format and tone used in all the books or preview the pages provided in the individual books in this bundle pack (also on this site.)