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Taking Care of Myself: A Hygiene, Puberty, and Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism
     

Taking Care of Myself: A Hygiene, Puberty, and Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism

by Mary Wrobel
 

Winner of an iParenting Media Award!
 
Puberty can be especially tough when young people have autism or other special needs. Through simple stories similar to Carol Gray's Social Stories, author Mary Wrobel teaches caregivers exactly what to say and not say, and shows how you can create helpful stories of your own. Mary addresses hygiene,

Overview

Winner of an iParenting Media Award!
 
Puberty can be especially tough when young people have autism or other special needs. Through simple stories similar to Carol Gray's Social Stories, author Mary Wrobel teaches caregivers exactly what to say and not say, and shows how you can create helpful stories of your own. Mary addresses hygiene, modesty, body growth and development, menstruation, touching, personal safety, and more. Young students can benefit from self-care skills such as using the toilet, brushing teeth, and washing hands. Parents and teachers should begin teaching these necessary skills as early as possible, even from ages 3-5. The ultimate goal is to maximize the child's potential for independence and lifelong social success.
 
Helpful sections include:

  • Hygiene
  • Health
  • Modesty
  • Growth and Development
  • Menstruation
  • Touching and Personal Safety
  • Masturbation
  • Using A Urinal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781885477941
Publisher:
Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Pages:
246
Sales rank:
329,090
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 11.35(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Mary Wrobel is a speech-language pathologist with more than twenty years of experience working with students who have autism and other disabilities. She wrote Taking Care of Myself to help teach students with disabilities the necessary information and skills they need to live safe, healthy lives as independently as they are physically and mentally capable of. Mary believes that by teaching these special young people self-care skills, we can instill personal safety and reduce confusion, fear, and the incidence of abuse.

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