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Sexuality and Developmental Disability. Explicitly teaching some of our most intuitive experiences. Lisa G. Hayutin, PhD. Sexuality is part of development. Pubertal changes Pleasure/tension reduction Self-awareness Self-esteem Interpersonal interactions. Awareness.

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Sexuality and Developmental Disability

Explicitly teaching some of our most intuitive experiences

Lisa G. Hayutin, PhD


Sexuality is part of development

  • Pubertal changes

  • Pleasure/tension reduction

  • Self-awareness

  • Self-esteem

  • Interpersonal interactions


Awareness

Perspective-taking, compromise, etc.

Protection: coercion, disease, and pregnancy

Dating, Sex, and Romantic Relationships

Appropriate Self-Stimulation

Rights, Rules, Laws, and Warnings

Feelings & Impulses

Physiology/Anatomy


Physiology and Anatomy

  • Sex organs

    • Internal and external

    • Proper and slang names

  • Pubertal changes

  • Proper care

    • Protection from injury

    • Hygiene


Rights, rules, laws, and warnings

  • Safety from abuse

  • Appropriate places and times for:

    • Self-examination

    • Sexual discussion

    • Sexual behavior

  • Touching others

  • Responding to feedback


Dating, Sex, and Relationships

  • Dating Rules:

    • Assessing interest

    • Asking someone out

    • Casual dating vs. monogamy

  • Sexual decision making

  • Frequency and intensity of contact


Protection

  • Coercion

    • Saying “no”

    • Listening to “no”

  • Disease

    • Education about disease

    • Education about proper use of condoms

  • Contraception

    • Degree of autonomy


Perspective-taking

  • Higher-level social understanding

    • Developing a new relationship

    • Maintaining a relationship

  • Seeking help and support

    • Books

    • Role-playing

    • Counseling/coaching


AU/DD sexuality considerations

  • Cognitive level

  • Sensory sensitivity

  • Stimulation levels

  • Different interests/needs

    • Social, sexual

  • Perspective-taking

  • Medication

  • Contraception (guardianship?)


AU/DD teaching considerations

  • Assume nothing

    • Explicit language

    • Multiple examples

    • Multi-media

    • Demonstration (?)


Systems for Teaching

  • Parents as teachers??

  • Other supports:

    • Books

    • Videos

    • Diagrams/Pictures

    • Counseling

    • Group education


Systems for Independence

  • Rule books

  • Rating scales

  • Flow charts


Community Resources

  • The ARC

  • ASNC

  • Division TEACCH


Web resources

http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/yourchild/disabsex.htm

http://www.nichcy.org/pubs/outprint/nd17txt.htm

http://www.siecus.org/siecusreport/volume29/29-3.pdf

http://www.tr.wou.edu/dblink/pdf/sex-ed.pdf


Books: General

  • The “What’s Happening to My Body?” Book for Boys/Girls.Lynda Madaras

  • My Body Myself: For Boys/Girls. Lynda Mararas & Area Madaras


Books: General

  • The Hidden Curriculum: Practical Solutions for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations.Brenda Smith Myles, Melissa Trautman, Ronda Schlevan

  • A 5 is Against the Law! Social Boundaries Straight Up!: An Honest Guide for Teens and Young Adults


Books: DD

  • A Curriculum on Sex Education and Social Skills Training for Persons with Developmental Disabilities.Toni James-Manus & Raymond D. Newnam

  • Growing up: A Social and Sexual Education Picture Book for Young People with Mental Retardation.Victoria Shea & Betty Gordon


Books: AS/HFA

  • Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults.Zosia Zaks

  • Asperger’s Syndrome in Adolescents: Living with the Ups, Downs, and Things In-Between.Liane Holliday Willie

  • Asperger’s Syndrome and Sexuality: From Adolescence Through Adulthood.Isabelle Henault


Contact Information

Lisa Hayutin, PhD

Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychologist

LHayutin@fppa.com

(919) 233-4131


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