There are a number of factors that contribute to overall health and wellness; good hygiene, eating a balanced, healthy diet of foods, moving and exercising your body, and getting sufficient sleep.
Reinforcing health and wellness with your child or student with special needs should be an important part of a student’s overall education and personal development.
The Watson Institute’s educational consultants have prepared a social skills learning module for educators to teach students how to develop good personal hygiene habits and reinforce overall wellness through eating well, exercising, and getting plenty of quality sleep.
The curriculum includes a presenter’s guide, activities for students to complete to reinforce these ideas, and a mini-schedule for students to follow. The main tenets of the curriculum encourage routine personal hygiene through bathing, brushing our teeth, and laundering our clothes.
If you’re looking for resources to teach and reinforce overall wellness and proper hygiene, check out our social skills module on taking care of your body today!
The special education resources on this page were authored by Watson Institute’s special education consultant Andee Morris, M.Ed.
A pre and post lesson assessment is included in each lesson. Use of the assessment is an instructor preference. Many of the ‘homework’ pages for a lesson can be used as a pre/post assessment device alone or as part of the provided assessment. Each homework page can be checked by the instructor as well as the student.
Review all included pages of the lesson to determine what ‘assessment’ method will meet your needs. If the student is able to achieve a + in the majority of items of the pre-assessment, or if the student has been observed to display the skill topic of the lesson often, then the lesson may not be introduced or can be taught with a group as review and/or reinforcement.
If you have questions or concerns about the Watson Institute’s use of this information, please contact us.