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Creating Self-Confidence is from Susan Traugh’s Daily Living Skills series offering life skills and 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. This workbook serves as both a traditional print version and an interactive version using Adobe Acrobat Reader.


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 Creating Self-Confidence include:


  • What is Self Confidence?
  • 10 Keys to Self-Confidence:
  • 1--Know Your Unique Self;
  • 2--Take Care of Yourself;
  • 3--Get Active in Your Life;
  • 4--Confront Your Fears;
  • 5--Give it Your Best;
  • 6--Learn Something;
  • 7--Give Yourself a Pep Talk;
  • 8--Start Small;
  • 9--Focus on Solutions;
  • 10--Do Good.


Also included is a template for students to record their efforts 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 Likeable, 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, Practicing Patience, Safe Dating, Seeking Employment, Staying Healthy, Time Management, Transportation, Voting, Who Am I? College and Career


A PowerPoint 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.


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Creating Self-Confidence - 2 Workbooks

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