I Can Do It Self Care Skills Kit
Tom’s communication challenges meant that learning self-care skills such as toileting, teeth brushing, washing and dressing was going to be tricky. It was just easier to do these things for him, particularly when we were in a rush , he was having a meltdown or we were too exhausted.
But to give him the best chance of becoming an independent adult down the line we wanted to help him to develop appropriate self-care and hygiene skills.
Using pictures to break each skill down into smaller steps helped Tom understand what to do and reminded him of how to take care of his body. Mastering these skills gave him confidence and a real sense of pride.
We created this kit to help other families like us who want their child to learn essential self-care and hygiene skills to increase their independence at home, at school and in the community and be more independent throughout their life.
With the Self-Care Skills Kit, you can quickly and easily create visual checklists, reminders and schedules for morning and evening routines, toileting, teeth brushing, showering, bathing and dressing so like Tom your child can say ‘I can do it’ too!
- Breaking down self-care activities into smaller steps helps your child learn these important life skills in a fun, engaging and effective way
- Creating a structure and routine to morning and evenings at home results in a calmer less chaotic start and end to the day
- Showing your child exactly what they need to do without constant verbal prompting leads to less frustration when moving between tasks
- Encouraging independence by giving your child responsibility for themselves
- Strong and durable water-resistant stickers mean you can display routines easily in the bedroom, bathroom or any other place in the house where your child can see them
- Quickly and easily adapt your routines as your child masters new skills
- 4 Button Holders (please specify your colour preferences in the notes section at checkout)
- 30 blank buttons to give you the flexibility to create multiple routines
- 1 attachment loop to fasten your TomTag to a hook, belt or door handle
- Easy to follow instruction sheet to assemble your TomTag
- Self-Care sticker pack which contains
- 72 different symbol stickers (2 copies of each) for:
- Wash time: Shower, bath, wash, dry hair (with towel), dry hair (with dryer), towel, dry (body/face), shampoo, rinse, soap (x2), wash hands, dry hands
- Hygiene: brush hair, shave (x2), deodorant, cut nails (x2), tissues, blow nose, throw tissue away
- Teeth: Toothpaste, toothbrush, rinse, toothpaste on brush, brush teeth, floss teeth
- Toilet: use toilet (standing/sitting), flush, toilet roll, wipe
- Routines: Get up, get dressed (M/F), get undressed (M/F), pyjamas, bedtime, go to sleep, breakfast, tablets/medicine, story, watch, ear defenders, glasses
- Clothes: Uniform, clothes, dress, cardigan, tie, blazer, polo shirt, jumper, t-shirt, vest, shirt, skirt, jeans, pants, trousers, shorts, socks, shoes, boots, trainers, tights, coat, raincoat, leggings
- 12 blank round stickers for personalisation
- 8 blank rectangular stickers to label your TomTag Button Holders
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- TomTag Button Holder:18cm x 3cm
- Buttons: 2cm diameter
The TomTag I Can Do It Range
With this range, it’s quick and easy to make personalised visual timelines, reminders, checklists and prompts which can be used anywhere in the home, at school, in care settings or when out and about.
TomTag visual supports can provide structure and guidance to help children and young people make sense of, remember, and master the steps involved in learning key skills to manage their daily lives.
TomTag is easy to clean and keep hygienic. TomTag’s plastic button holders and blank buttons can be washed in warm water and a little hand soap should they become dirty and dried with a soft cloth. The stickers are highly water resistant. Simply wipe over with a wet cloth or anti-bacterial wipe.
How does TomTag work?
TomTag uses symbols to show a series of separate tasks or steps involved in a task that are part of a routine, sequence of events in a timeline or they can be used as a list to teach a new skill by breaking down a single activity into smaller steps.
Many children with autism and other additional needs have strong visual skills. They are more likely to remember and understand what they have seen rather than what they hear. Using a visual support like TomTag to present information visually and in a step-by-step manner allows visual thinkers and learners to take in information at their own pace. Visuals can act as a reminder when children forget what’s been said or become distracted. TomTag helps to bring their attention back to the task or current situation.
Our customers say
“I’ve just received my order and already hung the separate toileting tag up by the bathroom and he’s loving using it already.”
“It’s also a great way to get him to do things like brush his teeth or get dressed (which he dislikes) as once they are on his tag he seems to get on with them simply because they are on there!”
“We started with one for the bath the same day we got our order. It’s the first time my 15-year-old daughter has happily attempted the full bathing process without any prompting at all! A genuine miracle as far as I’m concerned. It was wonderful for her, to feel independent & accomplished, & wonderful for me, to know that it is possible.”
WARNING: Please note – TomTag is not a toy. Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts.