iDo 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:
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!