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Adapting Personal Hygiene Worksheet

Guidelines to adapt worksheets for students with visual impairments

This strategy is part of a series on Adapting Worksheets. Please see the introductory post for an overview of adapting worksheets for students who are blind or visually impaired.

Thought Process in Adapting the Worksheet

The learning objective of this worksheet is unclear but it can be assumed that it is to understand how to keep different areas of the body clean. 
For the first task I have made 3 clear outlines of a body to represent each person. with a laminated piece of dirt for the pupil to stick on where they think the dirty areas are. With a non-sighted pupil you may use this image but in raised form, or ask them to show you on their own body or a doll. 
The second task requires pupils to link body parts with what they use to keep them clean. I have made matching cards with clearer pictures for sighted pupils to match. For a non sighted pupil you may use the same images in raised format, but ideally you would use the actual objects and ask the pupil to tell you how they would use each one.
The worksheet also shows a flowchart of hand washing, which I have made clearer. I have also included a written step-by-step guide for hand washing 

Adapting the Worksheet

The original worksheet is shown on the left. The adapted worksheet is on the right, with the additional materials following. 

original person hygiene worksheet         adapted hygiene worksheet with images of a bathtub, sink, and toothbrush        an adapted procedure worksheet for washing hands


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