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Thursday, December 1 • 10:20am - 11:10am
Importance of Hygiene Skills: The 'how to keep clean' lessons for students with Autism LIMITED

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When working with children with autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities, it is important to teach why hygiene, and keeping clean is important. It is also crucial to teach them why it is important to have good hygiene. Most students with disabilities are not aware of the importance of personal hygiene, and have to be taught the Ÿ??how toŸ?? in a concrete manner. Some of them need to be independent on how to keep clean, and why to be clean as society look at them in a different manner (Sitlington & Clark, 2006). Personal hygiene takes a long way to success and raising self-esteem, by feeling good about yourself. By keeping body clean makes you feel good about yourself. BY smelling good, wearing clean clothes, polished shoes, using deodorant, neatly combed hair, and brushed clean white teeth, helps make friends, being hired at job sites for adolescents and also keeping jobs. Good personal hygiene should be taught as a skill to be independent for younger students with special needs. For older students this skill will teach them self-care, modesty and responsibility. Moreover, adolescence is the time hygiene contributes to keeping relationship, dating and job security. This presentation on hygiene skill is for individuals with disabilities. The lessons focusŸ?? on providing engaging and interactive lessons for students with ASD and similar disabilities. Transition research tells that students lose their jobs due to lack of social skills such as personal hygiene (Flexer et al, 2013). Ÿ?? The participants will learn how to teach usefulness of hygiene to students with ASD. Ÿ?? The attendees will learn benefits of teaching hygiene to students with special needs. Ÿ?? The research will discuss ways to teach oral hygiene, bathroom hygiene Ÿ?? By the end of the session, participants will learn all aspects social rules related to hygiene for students with special needs. Ÿ?? By the end of the session participants will understand the importance to address hygiene and related behaviors for children with ASD and related disorders.

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Sujata Norman

Special Education Teacher, Albertville High School
I have been a teacher for nearly 25 years. I have taught in three continents and five countries. I have been handling students with behavioral issues and reading on mindfulness and yoga. I have conducted a pilot study using a specific mindfulness based intervention and will be conducting... Read More →

Amy Williamson

CrossingPoints Coordinator, The University of Alabama

Thursday December 1, 2016 10:20am - 11:10am CST
Station Master Room Union Station Hotel St. Louis