Teaching Personal Care Skills to Students with Learning Disabilities


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Which is an example of a personal care skill?

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The following is an example of what strategy?

Mrs. Smith is teaching her students with learning disabilities how to wash their faces. She starts by teaching students to wet a rag; then she teaches them to pump face wash on their rag; and then she shows them how to wipe their faces in a circular motion.

2. When using visual guides, why would you want to fade out the picture prompts over time?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these questions to find out what you know about strategies for teaching personal care skills to students with learning disabilities. You will need to identify different ways these types of skills can be passed on.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of quiz questions, you'll assess your understanding of:

  • The benefits of fading out picture prompts over time when using visual guides
  • Examples of personal care skills
  • Generalization of a skill

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what strategies are commonly used during this type of teaching
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what some examples of personal care skills would be
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different ways teachers can help their students better understand the concepts they are promoting

Additional Learning

If you want to get a better understanding of special education techniques, review the lesson titled Teaching Personal Care Skills to Students with Learning Disabilities. Learn about:

  • A list of personal care skills for students to learn
  • Modeling and practice
  • The importance of sensitivity when teaching these skills
  • What 'chunking' is and how it helps students learn