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 transition goals and 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
- Cleaning the bathroom instructions and checklist
- Cleaning the living spaces instructions and checklist
- Changing the sheets instructions and checklist
- Spring Cleaning
Also included are Parent Verification Letters to meet federal mandates for family involvement, 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 free on this site.
Titles in the Daily Living Skills transition series include:
Dress for Success
Getting a Paycheck
Who Am I? College and Career
Mini-Bundles on specific units are:
College and Career
A Teacher's Manual (sold separately) provides tips on organization and set-up of the program, class grading sheets, pre- and post-test assessments, federal transition codes and definitions of goals met by each book, written ITP goals for each workbook to plug into annual IEP's, and more.
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