“Germs” and Hand Washing: A Visual Demonstration for Students with Special Needs!

“Germs” and Hand Washing: A Visual Demonstration for Students with Special Needs!

Even though I shared this concept in last week’s blog, I realized that there were a lot of my followers who didn’t get to see it. 

This week, I’m showing everyone what this demonstration of “germs” and handwashing looks like!  The idea of germs on our hands is an abstract concept that is hard for our students with disabilities to understand.  When they can see what we are talking about and see how easily germs are spread from person to person, it is so much easier to get them to do the right thing when it comes to better hygiene.

Take a look!

Speaking of personal care, I wanted to suggest a book for parents and teachers of young students with disabilities who want to potty train.

The Potty Journey: Guide to Toilet Training Children with Special Needs by Judith A. Coucouvanis is the best resource I’ve found.  It’s during this time of year when I am in case conferences that I often share this resource with both staff and parents.  I actually just recommended this book last week to some parents who have a child in our Early Childhood Program who is not yet potty trained.  When I told them what book I was recommending, the mom laughed and said.  “That’s funny you should suggest a book on that topic!  We are just getting ready to start that!”

Let me know what you think about the hand washing strategy!  I hope you enjoy it!  It’s so fun to do with the kids because they really get it!

You take care and I’ll see you next time!  Wash your hands and stay healthy  



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