Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Human Development & Family Science

First Advisor

Erika Miguel

Second Advisor

Jose Zavala


Adults with intellectual disabilities often lack personal hygiene skills such as teeth brushing, hand washing, hair combing and washing, as well as "regular" showering. Although, there are various reasons for this, which may include, the lack of ability (physical or mental), attention, memory, behavioral or sensory problems, personal hygiene for adults is a vital life skill to possess to be successful in life. In order to address this issue, I created a two-day lesson for adults with intellectual disabilities receiving services through Community Life Services in Watsonville, California, which intends to increase this population's knowledge on personal hygiene and the importance of correctly performing it on a regular basis.