iDo Hygiene App

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iDo Hygiene App

iDo Hygiene appiDo Hygiene is a new app providing instruction, video and games to learn personal hygiene. Included is an option to create your own images in the 12 hygiene areas. Created by the Center for Educational Technology for individuals with cognitive impairment, autism and other special needs, it features the following 12 self-care tasks:
1. Shampooing– free
2. Washing your Face– free
3. Washing your Hands
4. Taking a Shower
5. Brushing your Teeth
6. Applying deodorant
7. Shaving with an Electric Shaver
8. Combing long hair
9. Making a Ponytail
10. Boy in Bathroom
11. Girl in Bathroom
12. Public Bathroom

The app is free for installation with shampooing and washing your face tasks free. The additional 10 skills are an in -app purchase for 1.99 each or all units for 9.99.

What’s in each unit:
– A video presenting a teenager demonstrating the activity, step by step.
– A sequence of the task’s steps in images, accompanied by narrated text for each stage, and the option to mark the completion of each step with a V.
– A unique tool to create a personal sequence of the task’s steps, by photographing directly from the application.
– A tool to create a personal video of the task, directly from the application.
– Learning games to practice understanding of the sequence – what is the next step, what doesn’t belong, and so on.

Here are some photos of the app content:

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Made for children and teenagers. This app would also be appropriate for individuals with cognitive impairment at any age. Each unite provides a video (model of the task), a picture sequence and game of the task. The option to create your own video and picture sequence is available within each task.

A video overview of the app provides more information on the app:

iDo Hygiene  provides the tools for video modeling and self-video modeling, both evidence based practices for student with autism and cognitive disabilities. Images and presentation of the app allows it appropriate for young and old individuals. This app would be appropriate as a home program support or classroom support for individuals benefiting from visual communication.

The Center for Educational Technology also developed iDo Getting Dressed app, offering visual sequences of dressing tasks.

Thank you to Dana and Kim for the heads up for the iDo Hygiene app! Great addition to an OT’s or individual mTool Kit!



About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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