Hygiene and Related Behaviors for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders
- AAPC Publishing
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- Publication Date:
- April 1, 2009
- Print Length:
- 187 pages
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Hygiene and Related Behaviors for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders: A Fun Curriculum with a Focus on Social Understanding is an innovative curriculum that teaches important hygiene skills and associated social understanding using a fun approach that targets the core characteristics and learning styles of children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. The author's generous use of structure, predictability, self-monitoring and ways to convey and check for social understanding is integrated into all discussions and activities. Topics focus on healthy and socially acceptable behaviors, addressing thing from basic daily hygiene and bodily functions to using public restrooms and staying clean.
This comprehensive curriculum is an excellent tool for addressing highly needed social awareness and self-care skills for students with high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome. Kelly and I have implemented these lessons within my classroom with much success. The lessons are fun and interactive while teaching invaluable skills for everyday life. --David Blom, M.Ed., autism support teacher for middle and high school students
This step-by-step guide for teaching hygiene to children and adolescents is creative in how it incorporates the media and lessons on perspective taking into the lesson plans. The concrete lesson plans provided will help educators and parents alike address a topic they often are not comfortable talking about. --Michelle Garcia Winner, social cognitive specialist and SLP, Think Social Inc.