Hygiene and Self-Help Skills in Autism
For many people with autism hygiene and self-help skills are difficult to master and or understand
This is mainly due to sensory processing issues as well as social skills deficits which ARE common characteristics of autism. That said there ARE various treatments for autism which CAN and WILL help most people with autism cope with and overcome their own personal hygien and self-help difficuties.
Many children on the autism spectrum find hygiene skills such as brushing their teeth difficult some even find this necessary hygiene task painful!
There is NO magic wand, but there ARE treatments for autism which can help show/explain to your child the need for good dental hygiene, and help them to feel more comfortable with this task.
They may have a sensitive mouth (sensory processing issues) or simply NOT understand the need for good dental hygiene, either way support is what is needed.
Many parents try Autism Social Skills Stories to help overcome hygiene issues.
Autism Social Stories for Hygiene
"The social story USES visual images and small pieces of text to describe the skill or situation in a manner the child with autism CAN better understand, breaking the skill into smaller easier to comprehend steps."
Social skills stories answer the "wh" questions - who, what, where, when and why as well as "HOW" and will offer an insight into the thoughts, feelings and emotions of others which is an area of marked weakness in most individuals with autism.
Social stories ARE Visual Intervention Strategies which CAN BE implemented easily as a POWERFUL AID that CAN be used to help ALL children with autism learn self-help skills and promote good hygiene habits in autism
The social skills story is normally written in first person text, from the autistic persons point of view and will normally follow a set pattern of sentence type.
This collection of 20 Autism social stories for teaching hygiene skills in autism ARE all written in word format because no two individuals with autism are ever the same and we ALL use different terminology, therfore being able to edit and personalize your social stories should be made easy.
The stories in this collection of 20 hygiene social skills stories include:
- autism and going to the bathroom
- using public toilets
- puberty and autistic girls
- I need potty
- going to the dentist
- autism and getting a haircut
- using deodorant
- taking a shower
- good eating habits
- brushing my teeth
- tidying my bedroom
- washing my hair
- clean hands
This collection is in the form of a printable ebook, which that keeps my costs very low, meaning I can offer you this ebook of autism social stories to teach hygiene habits in autism at the LOW fee of just $19.95!
You WILL be directed to a unique download page immediately after purchase where you will be able to download this ebook and your special BONUS of 20 communication starter cards.
Activity Booklet Series Hygiene and Self-Help Skills
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