Increase Independence with Taking a Shower

 

You want to help your autistic teen or young adult to take a shower more independently, but you are feeling overwhelmed with finding strategies that work.

 

Use this Taking a Shower Printable Bundle to help you create a plan and have ready-made teaching resources to help make the teaching process easier.

 

Learn how to teach taking a shower to autistic teens and young adults in a respectful way.

 

Does this Sound Familiar?

 

As a parent, you notice your teen has been struggling to take care of their body.  They have greasy hair, bad body odor, and they are growing more hair on their body. You worry that they won’t learn how to take care of themselves and you worry about what other people will think of them.

As an occupational therapist, you have parents asking you to help their child or teen learn how to take a shower, but it is hard to figure out how to teach this skill in a clinic setting. You don’t have a bathroom to work on taking a shower in the clinic and you want to respect the teen’s privacy.

You are feeling overwhelmed trying to figure out the best solutions to try to teach them how to take a shower.

Imagine this…

As a parent, imagine having your teenager take a shower without you asking them multiple times or without them refusing to take a shower because you have helped them learn how to take a shower in a respectful way that works for them.

You have the skill broken down for you so you can have an easier time teaching each step or figuring out what steps they are having a hard time learning.

 

You will have sensory solutions to help them take a shower in a way that meets their needs.

 

You will save time in your busy day, by having the resource to help your teen learn how to take a shower. You won’t have to keep searching the internet to try to figure out solutions.

 

As an occupational therapist, this ebook will help you feel confident teaching teens and young adults how to take a shower by having the steps written down with real-life pictures for you. You can go through the steps with the teen and the parent and have ideas on how to help them learn how to better care for their bodies.

 

What is included in Taking a Shower Bundle Ebook?

This printable pack focuses on teaching the skill of taking a shower to teens and young adults with autism.

 

  • Use real-life pictures of each step of taking a shower to teach each step. The bundle includes both male and female pictures.

  • Use real-life pictures to teach the steps for drying off the body with both male and female pictures.

  • Help them understand why we take a shower with the why we take a shower printable and social story in a respectful way.

  • Get Sensory Tips and Adaptations for taking a shower

  • Showering product ideas that may be more sensory-friendly and may make showering easier.

  • Get specific activity and treatment ideas on how to work on taking a shower.

  • Get Specific Tips for the Steps of taking a Shower: 

    • Tips for Regulating the water temperature

    • Tips for washing the body off in the shower

    • Tips for drying the body off in the shower

    • Tips for when they take a long or short shower

  • Step by step written checklist of the steps and progress monitoring data chart to help you monitor progress

  • Digital Teaching Tools to use with Google Slides to learn the steps of taking a shower as well as a drag and drop activity.

  • Use the planning guide to help you figure out teaching ideas and strategies that will work for your specific situation. 

Bonuses!

In addition to the Taking a Shower Bundle Ebook you will also get these 3 bonuses to help you teach the skill of Taking a Shower!

 

First is the Sensory Strategies Guide for Taking a Shower

In this guide, you will get specific sensory strategies or adaptations to help teach taking a shower in a way that works for the individual you are working with. You will also get some product recommendations to help with specific sensory situations.

This Sensory Strategies Guide is worth $6.99 and is yours for free!

 

Next, you get the Steps for Drying off the Body with Real Life Pictures for Males and Females 

The Drying Off the Body Step by Step Pictures will give them a visual to help them learn how to dry off their body after taking a shower.

The Steps for Drying Off the Body with Real Life Pictures is worth $6.99 and is yours for free!

 

 Lastly, you will get Digital Teaching Tools to help Teach Taking a Shower 

These Digital Teaching Tools can be used with Google Slides to help them learn the order of steps to take a shower. You can use this during virtual therapy sessions and home programming.

The Digital Teaching Tools to Teach Taking a Shower are worth $7.99 and is yours for free!

 

Get the Personal Hygiene Cares Ebook and Bonuses all for only $9.00!

Save $19.97!

What Parents and Professionals are Saying…

“Thank you for making this fantastic product! Well worth the money 🙂 🙂 :)”

-Elizabeth J.

“I liked the fact that there were visuals on every page and the content was kept simple. It saved me a lot of time, seeing I didn’t have to make it myself.”

-Rebecca O.

This was a great resource to send home with parents to keep in their bathrooms for a visual guide!”

-Danielle V. 

How to Purchase your Copy

Taking a Shower Bundle is an eBook, or Digital file, which means you are purchasing a PDF copy. That means you can read the book on any computer or mobile device and print off a copy. As a result, this book is best viewed on a computer or mobile device.

Please note that there are no returns or refunds due to the digital nature of these products.

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Will this teach them to be completely independent with all personal hygiene skills?

No, I cannot guarantee that this ebook will help your teen or child to be completely independent with these personal hygiene cares, but these can be strategies and resources to help you teach them and to help them reach their highest potential.

 

Will this make my life easier for teaching personal hygiene skills?

Yes, I do believe this will help the process for teaching personal hygiene cares easier for you with the steps for each skill written out for you. When we have mastered a skill, it can be challenging sometimes to break a skill down into smaller steps when it comes so naturally to us. I have done this process for you, so know you can use these checklists and data collection charts to help you feel confident in teaching all of these personal hygiene care skills.

 

Can I use these in my clinical practice with patients?

Yes, you can use these task analysis checklists and charts with your patients to help you identify what areas they are having a hard time learning and to help you problem-solve what areas to help teach. You can also use the data tracking charts to help you monitor progress over time and help with goal writing.

 

Will this save me time in my clinical practice?

Yes, I believe this will save you time planning for treatment sessions by having the steps for the skills written out for you. That way you can go through the steps with the individual you are working with or have parents go through the steps with them at home.

 

Can I use these charts to help me teach my child personal hygiene cares at home?

Yes! As a parent you can use these task analysis charts to help you break the skill down you are wanting to help teach your child and then identify what areas they are having trouble learning. This will help you figure out how to teach a specific step in the skill.

 

What is the cost of this electronic eBook?

 

The Taking A Shower Bundle Ebook and Bonuses are all yours for only $9.00!

About the Author:

 

Sara is the one behind creating Learning for a Purpose and has her doctorate in occupational therapy.

She is inspired by her brother to create resources for families with children, teens, and young adults with autism and special needs to help them reach their highest potential.