Puberty comes to all of us sooner or later and having it come to a young person with autism, or special needs, can be a challenging experience for both the developing child, parent, or caregiver. Taking Care of Myself: A Hygiene, Puberty and Personal Curriculum comes to the rescue. Through a unique combination of Social Stories and easy-to-understand activities, this unique book offers a curriculum that guides the child and caregiver on issues of health, hygiene, and the challenges of puberty. Written by an experienced, certified teacher and speech-language pathologist, you can confidently teach skills students need to live safe, healthy, and as independently as they are physically and mentally capable of living.
This workbook will teach young people about growth and development, hygiene, health, modesty, menstruation, masturbation, touching, and personal safety. This book and its whole person approach will inform and encourage the young person to live healthily and safely. In a sensitive manner, this book also educates and warns about inappropriate touching by others. Statistically many young boys and girls with disabilities are victims of abuse and this topic is addressed.
Your students will learn important life rules like where can I be naked, my period is private, touching my private parts, and it’s not okay to hurt me. It’s taught using stories and activities intended for people with learning difficulties to understand. Help your child learn how to live healthy, independently, and safely.