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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 transition goals and Indicator 13 skills needed for adult independence.


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 Inner 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.


Teacher's Manual (sold separately) offers tips on organizing and setting-up the program, class grading sheets, written ITP goals for each book that can simply be plugged into annual IEP's, pre- and post-test assessments, federal standards codes and definitions met with each unit, and more. Once purchased, you may request updated Teacher's Manuals each summer.


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.


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Becoming Self-Aware

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