Hand Washing Tips for People With Sensory Difficulties
Our article, Hand Washing Tips for People With Sensory Difficulties, is being widely shared on social media so we thought we’d share it with our entire membership.
Hand washing is crucial in reducing the risk of contracting the Coronavirus Disease (CORVID-19) but many people with sensory difficulties can experience distress or struggle with the experience of hand washing. We’ve collated some advice for encouraging and improving hand washing.
People with difficulties with sensory integration or sensory processing can experience an aversion to the smells, images, sounds and the tactile sensations of handwashing; have problems with balance, tone or co-ordinating their hand movements; or not understand the step-by-step process of hand washing. The following suggestions should be tailored to specific sensory challenges or different abilities and age groups, as appropriate.
We hope you find this helpful.
Sensory Integration Education