Brushing your teeth
Explore Personal Care
A complete curriculum that teaches personal hygiene and related skills to transition students
Explore Personal Care teaches a wide range of independent living skills by focusing on a manageable number of activities: 35 for women, 31 for men. Activities include the basics like brushing teeth and taking showers as well as buying clothes and getting along with friends.
Explore Personal Care is a blended curriculum, seamlessly integrating print materials with video, software, and an iPad app. This blended approach increases student engagement while helping you teach students with varying abilities and learning preferences.
The Introductory Kit includes two Survival Guides with Activity Cards, one for women, one for men; Activity Card Holder; DVD; Teacher’s Manual with a PDF on Win/Mac CD and a Classroom License for printouts; Personal Success Software and Personal Success iPad App.
The Classroom Kit includes eight Survival Guides with Activity Cards, four for women, four for men; 2 Activity Card Holders, plus all other items in the Introductory Kit.
Extra Survival Guides and Activity Cards for men and women are also available separately.
The print component features two gender-specific Survival Guide books with corresponding sets of Activity Cards. These student books are an encyclopedia of personal care activities with problem solving and comprehension quizzes. Activities are presented in a consistent sequence: photo preview, vocabulary, facts, step-by-step illustrations, helpful tips. Activity Cards help students create and follow personal routines.
The Teacher’s Manual includes lesson plans, activity performance checklists, sample Survival Guide pages, and quick reference codes linked to the Personal Care videos. The 19 video segments provided on DVD present the big ideas in the curriculum—like Taking Care of your Smile and Being Social and Safe.
By Don Bastian, Tom Kinney and Autumn Garza. Teacher's Manual, 250 pages. Men's Survival Guide, 285 pages. Women's Survival Guide, 324 pages. All books spiralbound, 2014.
Explore Personal Care is also part of our Curriculum Solution: Transition.