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Taking care of myself: a hygiene, puberty and personal curriculum for young people with autism

By: Wrobel, Mary.
Publisher: Arlington, TX : Future Horizons, 2003Description: xxi, 246 p. : ill.ISBN: 1885477945.Subject(s): AUTISM | ADOLESCENTS | SELF CARE | HYGIENE | PUBERTY | PERSONAL BEHAVIOUR | PERSONAL HYGIENE | PERSONAL SAFETY | GROOMING | HEALTH | HEALTHY LIVING | PRIVACY | MENSTRUATION | MASTURBATION | SOCIAL STORIES
Contents:
Introduction|How to use this book|Addressing communication and language needs|Using the computer with this curriculum|Getting started with this curriculum|Steps for developing a successful program|Voice output devices|UNIT 1 HYGIENE Teaching hygiene What's dirty? Washing my hands Taking care of my body We need to take a bath or a shower I can take a bath I wash my hair with shampoo I can take a shower by myself We brush our teeth Sometimes I need a haircut I need to comb and brush my hair Blowing my nose Picking my nose Alex uses the toilet I use the bathroom at school Using toilet paper Hygiene cards : question/answer activity|UNIT 2 HEALTH Teaching health Being healthy Eating fruits and vegetables I sleep at night Sometimes I feel sick I feel sick Sometimes I have pain Going to the doctor Going to the dentist Wearing a bandage I don't touch blood Taking medicine Health cards|UNIT 3 MODESTY Teaching modesty Being naked Where can I be naked? My clothes need to stay on Dressing myself My private areas No hands down my pants People need privacy|UNIT 4 GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT Teaching growth and development Our bodies are growing and changing : a story about female development Our bodies are growing and changing : a story about male development I need to wear deodorant Wearing a bra Shaving my face Growth and development worksheets|UNIT 5 MENSTRUATION Teaching menstruation Getting my period Blood will come I wear pads in my panties Changing pads Creating a bathroom folder (Students) period Sometimes I have cramps My period is private|UNIT 6 TOUCHING AND PERSONAL SAFETY Teaching about touching and personal safety Sometimes people touch you Touching others Can we touch? Where can people touch me? My touching rules Talking about sex and private parts I don't know strangers Its not OK to hurt me Personal safety cards My sentences about touching|UNIT 7 MASTURBATION Addressing masturbation Touching my private areas Touching myself : addressing male masturbation Touching myself : addressing female masturbation Having erections My private routine : establishing a schedule for masturbation
Summary: Helps teach students with disabilities, and particularly those with autism, the necessary information and skills they need to live safe, healthy lives. Uses social stories to teach self-care skills such as hygiene, healthy living, privacy, growth and development, menstruation, touching and personal safety, and masturbation.
List(s) this item appears in: Puberty and boys. Feb 2018 CM | Autism and teenage girls. Oct 2017 | Personal hygiene Feb 2018 CM | Appropriate touch. June 2019 | Toilet training Aug 2018 CM | Teen Life Programme - Session 5 | Toileting- older children-adults. March 2019 CM | Personal hygiene March 2019 CM
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Introduction|How to use this book|Addressing communication and language needs|Using the computer with this curriculum|Getting started with this curriculum|Steps for developing a successful program|Voice output devices|UNIT 1 HYGIENE
Teaching hygiene
What's dirty?
Washing my hands
Taking care of my body
We need to take a bath or a shower
I can take a bath
I wash my hair with shampoo
I can take a shower by myself
We brush our teeth
Sometimes I need a haircut
I need to comb and brush my hair
Blowing my nose
Picking my nose
Alex uses the toilet
I use the bathroom at school
Using toilet paper
Hygiene cards : question/answer activity|UNIT 2 HEALTH
Teaching health
Being healthy
Eating fruits and vegetables
I sleep at night
Sometimes I feel sick
I feel sick
Sometimes I have pain
Going to the doctor
Going to the dentist
Wearing a bandage
I don't touch blood
Taking medicine
Health cards|UNIT 3 MODESTY
Teaching modesty
Being naked
Where can I be naked?
My clothes need to stay on
Dressing myself
My private areas
No hands down my pants
People need privacy|UNIT 4 GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Teaching growth and development
Our bodies are growing and changing : a story about female development
Our bodies are growing and changing : a story about male development
I need to wear deodorant
Wearing a bra
Shaving my face
Growth and development worksheets|UNIT 5 MENSTRUATION
Teaching menstruation
Getting my period
Blood will come
I wear pads in my panties
Changing pads
Creating a bathroom folder
(Students) period
Sometimes I have cramps
My period is private|UNIT 6 TOUCHING AND PERSONAL SAFETY
Teaching about touching and personal safety
Sometimes people touch you
Touching others
Can we touch?
Where can people touch me?
My touching rules
Talking about sex and private parts
I don't know strangers
Its not OK to hurt me
Personal safety cards
My sentences about touching|UNIT 7 MASTURBATION
Addressing masturbation
Touching my private areas
Touching myself : addressing male masturbation
Touching myself : addressing female masturbation
Having erections
My private routine : establishing a schedule for masturbation

Helps teach students with disabilities, and particularly those with autism, the necessary information and skills they need to live safe, healthy lives. Uses social stories to teach self-care skills such as hygiene, healthy living, privacy, growth and development, menstruation, touching and personal safety, and masturbation.

Patron comment on 13/10/2014

Very useful as has social stories which can be used as is, or as a basis for personalising social stories related to specific issues that a student is facing

Patron comment on 24/09/2014

Wonderful book, lots of tips about how to manage yourself and look after yourself. Daughter has used a lot of the helpful hints.

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A great resource for puberty and personal hygiene. Exactly what I was looking for to help a young woman with ASD make sense of menstruation.

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Probably useful with young people able to sustain some discussion

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This book helped the parent sort out what the real issues were around the personal hygiene issues with her sons.

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Very adaptable. I'm going to get a copy for myself.

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Fantastic book for teaching life skills

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Good topics that people usually don't focus on in books. Much better for adult use than the Carol Gray social story books. Would need to be adapted for individuals but would be a helpful model.

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This book was recommended by a 'special school'. A good teaching tool - of limited use for a committed teacher/caregiver. Great ideas.

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'Taking Care of Myself' fulfilled my need for social stories for older children - couching statements in an appropriate way. Thank you.

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Taking Care of Myself was a bit wordy, too long for my child with limited language

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Book is a little dated. No pictures.

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