For children with special needs, self-care activities such as toothbrushing, bathing, getting their hair brushed, and getting their hair or nails cut can be difficult. These activities provide a lot of sensory information and for some children this can be too much causing them to refuse to participate in or have meltdowns during these activities. To help make these self-care activities less stressful, try the following:
I hope these strategies help you get started by providing self-care without meltdowns. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions.
See you soon!
Michael Jankowski, MS, OTR/L
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