The Cleaning the Living Spaces Video 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.
This video was created to accompany the "Cleaning House" workbook. While the accompanying workbook is written on a 3rd/4th-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. Videos are meant to be used in conjunction with the workbook. Videos for this book include:
Cleaning the Bathroom
Cleaning the Bedroom
Changing the Sheets
Cleaning the Kitchen
Cleaning the Living Spaces
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—Cleaning House include: The To Be Clean system of cleaning, terms for supplies and products, how to sweep, how to mop, how to vacuum, organizing bathroom supplies, organizing hygiene helpers, checklists, and comprehension testing worksheets on each video. 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:
Dress for Success
Getting a Paycheck
Who Am I? College and Career
A free PowerPoint presentation is provided on this site to introduce the program to students, parents, and administrators.
A Teacher's Manual is available for those who would like additional support and provides written ITP goals for each workbook.
Free videos are included for both Making Meals and Cleaning House.