Teaching Shaving Skills
Shaving is a major part of growing up and for a boy, it signals the transition from childhood into manhood. Shaving is a complex task, which requires consideration of safety and sensory challenges.
How can you make this easier?
Get him used to the idea he will be shaving his face one day by:
We would recommend using an electric razor to start with, as they can be easier and safer to use. However, for some, the noise or vibration may be too much and a razor blade may more successful.
Like all skills, there are a large number of smaller skills or activities used when shaving eg with an electric razor.
To assist teaching, take photos of each of these steps:
If it is not possible, try and locate pictures from the internet showing the shaving steps.
Put the photos or simple pictures in the correct sequence with simple words describing the activity. Use this schedule as a prompt while teaching. Initially you may have to use verbal and physical prompts along with the schedule.
If you are experiencing any problems with the development of these skills our Occupational Therapist may be able to help.
Just contact us at Therapy Professionals
Phone: 03 3775280