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- Colleen M., Special Education Teacher
- Virginia Beach, VA
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Why is it so important to get examinations of the breasts and genitalia? It could be a matter of a life or death situation. Better to be a little embarrassed, or a little uncomfortable, than the alternative of having an undetected malady. Remember, that self-examination is a part of sexual health care. This lesson is very comprehensive in addressing these issues. It is definitely worth looking at and using what you are comfortable with in your class. Their health depends on it.
Intended for moderate to severely disabled students, this lesson focuses on building an understanding of human anatomy. A secondary special education class reviews, identifies, and labels parts of the body. Including the internal and external reproductive system. Note: The included handouts are of anatomically correct male and female bodies and may not be appropriate for everybody. Consent may be required prior to engaging in this lesson.
The FLASH program in Seattle has put together a set of questions for special education classes covering sexual education. Some of the topics include social skills, appropriate, inappropriate, self-esteem, puberty, hygiene, reproduction, and sexually transmitted diseases. Use the resource as a pre-test or post-test. Tip: Break it up into smaller pieces, as forty-two questions is quite a lot to do in one class period.
F.L.A.S.H stands for Family Life and Sexual Health, it's a program specifically focused on provided special needs learners vital information regarding personal and sexual health. This is an overview of the program, complete with sample activities, classroom protocol, IEP notes, and how to answer difficult questions. Even if you don't use the program this overview may be of some interest.
Review all the concepts covered in your special education class related to sexual health and safety. Students answer what they learned, what they liked, and what they'd like to learn in the future regarding health and safety. They each receive a certificate of accomplishment.
By examining harmful health and hygiene practices, teens will be able to determine what is best for their body. Advertisers for health/hygiene products will also be evaluated for "best interest" criteria. The class will begin by answering a series of questions, in teams or whole group. Following the discussion students will be given a homework worksheet to further evaluate their understanding. This resource could be subjective or viewed as a sensitive area of study.
Students evaluate human health by identifying pubescent changes. In this sexual maturity lesson, students identify the importance of waiting until the appropriate age to have sexual intimacy. Students complete a worksheet based on puberty vocabulary terms and social circles.
Use this assessment activity in your sex education unit. After going over the answers of the homework assignment from the previous lesson, learners can begin the post-test. A comprehensive set on fifty questions mixes up the types of questions: matching, fill-in the blanks, short answer, and true-false.
Students investigate sexual health by completing a worksheet in class. In this pregnancy activity, students discuss the risk of having sex without contraceptive devices and what to do if an unplanned pregnancy occurs. Students answer study questions regarding societal views on abortion and adoption.