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Getting Unstuck is from Susan Traugh’s Daily Living Skills series offering transitional skills and life skills for mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike. It is a stand-alone unit providing students with skills to move from one step to another in a problem or project when they are feeling stuck and unsure how to take the next step. It offers students 20 strategies to "get unstuck."

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 skills 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' Getting Unstuck include:


  • What does it mean when we're stuck?
  • Kinds of goals
  • Making their goal my goal
  • Transition Twenty
  • Bite-Size it
  • One goal today
  • Draw a diagram
  • Make a checklist
  • Time it
  • Talk it out
  • Find a tutorial
  • Ask online
  • Answer a question
  • Take a break
  • Walk it out
  • Just keep trying
  • Help a friend
  • Look around
  • Tell a story
  • Sleep on it
  • A Problem=An Opportunity
  • Try something else
  • List your "knowns"
  • Transition Twenty Reminder Cards
  • Using Your Tools
  • Why I procratinate
  • Three steps to success

Additionally, this book provides a student grading sheet, answer key and a Parent Letter suggesting at-home activities for families in accordance with federal mandates.

A preview of this book is provided here, or sample the series with our free book—Doing Laundry.

Getting Unstuck

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