ERIC Number: ED363591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Special Needs Adolescents and Sexuality Education: A Health Challenge for the Nineties.
This paper offers a rationale for offering sexuality education for youth with mental handicaps, and outlines several myths about human sexuality and the mentally handicapped. Sexual rights of the mentally handicapped are listed. Items that should be included in sexual counseling are noted. The paper also discusses critical content areas in sexuality education, effective teaching techniques, modification of instructional objectives and classroom activities to meet special students' needs, and selection and modification of materials. Attachments include methods for individualizing instructional objectives, a sexual bill of rights for people with disabilities, a privacy values clarification strategy, and a checklist for parents to indicate appropriateness of various behaviors. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the American School Health Association (Pittsburgh, PA, October 1993). Attachments contain broken type.