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 transition goals and Indicator 13 skills needed for adult independence. This workbook serves as both a traditional print version and an interactive version using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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:
- Bathroom/closet organization
- Morning routines
- Creating an adult look
- Talk about tats
- Clothes shopping and budgeting
- Interview etiquette
- When to wash clothes
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.
Additional titles in the Daily Living Skills transition series that might enhance this topic include: Hygiene for Girls, Hygiene for Guys, Nutrition, Interviewing Skills, Time Management and Doing Laundry.
A Teacher's Manual (sold separately) provides tips on organizing and setting-up a transition program, pre- and post-test assessments, class grading sheets, written ITP goals for each workbook to plug into annual IEP's, and code numbers and definitions for federal transition standards for each book.
A Powerpoint presentation is available free on this site to introduce your class/parents/administrators to the program.