Good Hygiene Unit for Special Education

Total Pages: 120
File Size: 27 MB



This Good Hygiene unit contains 120 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on hygiene addresses what it means and why it is important to practice good hygiene in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on practicing good hygiene. This repetition encourages true understanding of good hygiene. The hygiene activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation. Finally, there is a social story that addresses the very common issue of nose picking.

✩✩✩There is now a 9 day lesson plan with additional extension activities included in this unit!!✩✩✩

I updated and expanded this unit May 2019.

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Hygiene Unit Includes:

  • 9 day detailed lesson plan
  • 28 page book on practicing good hygiene using photos (voice recorded version of story added)
  • Vocabulary board **
  • Circle map reviewing main characteristics of good hygiene (now errorless and non-errorless options available)**
  • Hand washing sequencing activity **
  • Good and Bad hygiene habits sorting activity**
  • Matching activity**
  • Assessment on good hygiene (3 versions)**
  • 15 page Social Story on nose picking using photos (voice recorded version of story added)
  • 12 page BW student booklet on nose picking (color addition added)

** Available in color and BW


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

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Healthy Choices
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