This unique how-to guide for professionals and parents answers the need for frank, easy-to-comprehend instruction in a wide array of nitty-gritty issues so difficult to talk about in polite conversations. From farting to body odor, it teaches important hygiene skills and associated social understandings (the how and why of hygiene) in fun ways that are automatically attractive when explained to children and teens with autism and other conditions reflecting similar impairments in cognition and social functioning. Topics are portrayed as lesson plans involving dozens of subtopics. They include introduction to good hygiene, oral hygiene, picking (nose, teeth, pimples, scabs), farting and burping, bathroom and public restroom hygiene, and related concepts. Includes a DVD of helpful worksheets.
Author: Kelly Mahler