Family Life Education for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Walcott, Delores D.
June 1997
Sexuality & Disability;Jun1997, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p91
Academic Journal
Through the development and evaluation of the Family Life Education Trainer's Manual, the author sought to address the human sexuality needs of moderately and severely developmentally disabled people and to increase the comfort and confidence of parents, teachers, and service providers in their role as sex educators. Evaluation included various aspects of the manual as well as reviewers' attitudes toward the sexual behavior of developmentally disabled people. Teachers, parents, and service providers rated the manual in the good-to-excellent range regarding its potential effectiveness as a training tool. Although parents had the least liberal attitudes, they nevertheless viewed the manual as an effective tool. Readers expressed reservations about the level of the materials for the severely disabled.


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