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October 26, 2012

Sexuality - Considerations and Practical Teaching

I attended a presentation last week on practical approaches to teaching sexuality and want to share what I've learned. Teaching sexuality is often a daunting task whether you are a parent or professional. When it comes to ASDs, there is a two-fold problem: physical development is often typical while cognitive and social-emotional development are delayed and some sexual behaviours may be rooted in other causes such as sensory issues, rigid patterns of behavior, or the enjoyment of negative attention. You have to be a detective and investigate the reasons why sexual behavior is bein...more »

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