ERIC Number: ED288324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Your Child Learn Self-Care.
Murphy, Linda; Corte, Suzanne Della
Special Parent/Special Child, v3 n2 Mar-Apr 1987
Practical advice for parents of handicapped children is the focus of this issue on self-care skills including self-feeding, dressing, and personal hygiene. Ten initial tips for teaching skills to children include constant repetition, modeling, and keeping verbal instruction to a minimum. The section on self-feeding addresses the topics of voluntary swallowing, chewing, hand-mouth feeding, good manners, praise, and dealing with negative habits. Tips on dressing and undressing give directions for teaching skills related to handling each article of clothing, as well as zipping and buttoning. Ways to facilitate the child's ability to practice and respond positively to personal hygiene routines (bathing, handwashing, toothbrushing) are supplemented by a section on good grooming for adolescents. (JW)
Descriptors: Clothing, Daily Living Skills, Dental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Eating Habits, Hygiene, Normalization (Handicapped), Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Self Care Skills
Lindell Press, Inc., P.O. Box 462, South Salem, NY 10590 ($18.00 per year, $3.50 per issue).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For the 1986 issues, see ED 278 182.