Puberty for special needs children. where can I find information on it?


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There is a few really good web sites, that deal with teaching teens with disabilities about puberty.

Teach the child/teen the correct anatomical names for the body parts. What is appropriate touching and what is not. Respecting other peoples right to not be touched, and vice versa. What & how sanitary products are used. The importance for using protection and STD’s. Pictures maybe useful to help with understanding what your try to teach. Obviously the information you give will depend on their age and their ability to understand what your trying to teach them, and in simplistic terms.

Contact disability services and ask if they have any recommendations for books or brochures they have to help you. Some schools may also have some information too, for that matter your child’s pediatrician should be able to give you information too.………


Youth & Disability support worker
Books which maybe helpful
Teaching Children with Down Syndrome about Their Bodies, Boundaries, and Sexuality, by;Terri Couwenhoven, M.S.
Sex education for the developmentally disabled; a guide for parents, teachers, and professionals
by Henry L. Fischer…
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