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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
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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 Hygiene for Guys-Daily Living Skills
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DLS Hygiene for Guys-Daily Living Skills

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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.
DLS Kitchen Basics Workbook-Daily Living Skills
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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 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 Nutrition Workbook-Daily Living Skills
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DLS Nutrition Workbook-Daily Living Skills

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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.
DLS Grocery Shopping Workbook-Daily Living Skills
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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 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 Interviewing Skills Workbook-Daily Living Skills
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DLS Interviewing Skills Workbook-Daily Living Skills

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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.
DLS Getting a Paycheck Workbook-Daily Living Skills
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DLS Getting a Paycheck Workbook-Daily Living Skills

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Getting a Paycheck is part of Susan Traugh’s 18-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 workbooks, 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 Getting a Paycheck include: Whose Time is it? What’s an Emergency? Taking Breaks, Social Security Cards, Hourly or Salaried? Overtime, Pay Periods, Gross vs. Net Pay, Deductions, W-4 Forms, Keeping the Job, Bank Accounts, Fiscal Responsibility, Needs vs. Wants, The 50/20/30 Rule, Rainy Day Funds, Cards, Getting Out of Balance, Credit Card Debt, Your Credit Score, Your W-2 Form, Filing Your Taxes. 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, Fair Fighting, Everyday Manners, Making Conversation, Managing Stress, Safe Dating and Getting a Paycheck.
DLS Basics Workbooks  Bundle
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DLS Basics Workbooks Bundle

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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
DLS Complete Bundle & Teacher's Manual
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DLS Complete Bundle & Teacher's Manual

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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
DLS Safe Dating Workbook-Daily Living Skills
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DLS Safe Dating Workbook-Daily Living Skills

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“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
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.
DLS Dress for Success Workbook-Daily Living Skills
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DLS Dress for Success Workbook-Daily Living Skills

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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.
DLS Staying Healthy Workbook-Daily Living Skills
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DLS Staying Healthy Workbook-Daily Living Skills

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Staying Healthy 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--Staying Healthy include: Routine home checks, medicine cabinet medications, using a website (symptom tracker), special diets (liquid, BRAT), my medical team, when is it serious, being my own doctor, all in my head (mental illness) and resources for help. 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 Everyday Manners Workbook-Daily Living Skills
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DLS Everyday Manners Workbook-Daily Living Skills

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Everyday Manners is part of the Daily Living Skills series offering transitional skills for mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike. Manners and etiquette rules and practice sessions are provided in easy, airy lessons covering everything from greetings to table manners. 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 Everyday Manners include: Why do we need manners, greetings, introductions, flag etiquette, polite pedestrians, the magic words, bodily noises and functions, how to sneeze/cough, telephone manners, thank you notes, table settings, and table manners. 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: Becoming Likeable, Becoming Self-Aware, building Character, Building Self-Esteem, Buying Insurance, Celebrating Holidays, Cleaning House, Creating Self-Confidence, Doing Laundry, Decision Making, 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, Who Am I? College and Career
DLS Teacher's Manual - Daily Living Skills
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DLS Teacher's Manual - Daily Living Skills

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To be honest--you don't NEED this manual. If you've been using the Daily Living Skills program, are comfortable making your own ITP goals and are well-organized, you already have everything offered in this book covered. But, if you are new, or have difficulties writing an ITP goal that matches the curricula you're using...or just want an organized manual that contains all the record keeping, IEP and grading support you need in one convenient place, then here you go. Included in this book are: Transition to Adult Living (CalSTAT) statutes met by the program. Assessments to determine what skills students need to master. Copies of Unit Checklist, Parent Letter and Answer Key for each of the 30 units covered here. Five ITP goals for each unit including whole book and individual lesson goals. Class grading sheet for each of the 30 books in the series. Links to the Introductory Power Point Presentation (found on the TPT website) to introduce students to program. Units included here are: Becoming Likeable Becoming Self-Aware Building Character Building Self-Esteem 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 Overcoming Failure Paying Bills Practicing Patience Safe Dating Seeking Employment Staying Healthy Time Management Transportation Voting Who Am I? College and Career
DLS Making Meals 9 Video Series
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DLS Making Meals 9 Video Series

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These engaging videos are part of Susan Traugh’s Daily Living Skills—Making Meals 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 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. Videos are meant to be used in conjunction with the workbook. Videos for this book include: Microwave Safety Microwave Oatmeal Microwave Popcorn Microwave Mac N Cheese Microwave Bean Burritos Microwave Hot Dogs One-Pan Pasta One-Pot Soup One-Pan Cake Videos are moderately paced, step by step and “clutter-free” so that students can focus on the skills being presented. Comprehension worksheets for each video are provided in the workbooks. Lessons in Daily Living Skills—Making Meals include: Recipes and comprehension-testing worksheets for all the recipes listed above. Additional recipes include Oven-Baked Chicken, Chicken and Rice, Sensational Salads, Lovely Lentils and Apple Crisp. All recipes use the “Cheap and Healthy Foods” discussed in the “Nutrition” book of the series. Finally, healthy alternatives to higher fat and sugar recipes are discussed. Also included are Parent Verification Letters, answer key and grading sheet. Combined with “Kitchen Basics,” “Nutrition,” “Grocery Shopping,” and “Making Meals,” these workbooks and videos provide an intensive and comprehensive unit on cooking and health.
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.