When You Cough, When You Sneeze

Music Therapy hygiene/safety song for special needs individuals.
Goal: Client will learn to cough or sneeze into their elbow.
Domains: Behavior, Social

I need help with this skill.

I wasn’t raised in a barn. Growing up I learned to cover my coughs and sneezes… with my hands. This was standard practice at the time. Problem is, those cough and sneeze germs in your hands can then be transferred onto any object you touch. The CDC guidelines have only changed in the past 10-15 years: cough or sneeze into your elbow!

Coughs and sneezes can come on suddenly. Often there is no time to think and you must subconsciously react. This is why the chorus of the song is repeated over and over and over again. I hope that you find it catchy! The song verses give information on why using your elbow is important and give some alternatives: use hand sanitizer or soap and water if you cough or sneeze into your hands and use a tissue (if you have one) to cover your coughs and sneezes.

Stay safe!

Download includes:

  • Video – When You Cough, When You Sneeze [mp4 video file]
  • Song – When You Cough, When You Sneeze [mp3 audio file]
  • Lyrics – When You Cough, When You Sneeze [PDF]
  • Lyrics & Chords – When You Cough, When You Sneeze [PDF]

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