OHOA Module: Sexuality
- Understand that sexuality is a natural and healthy part of the human experience.
- Understand that issues of sexuality are relevant across the lifespan.
- Describe sexuality education content for various ages (e.g., infant/toddler, preschool, school age, middle and high school, transition).
- Know how to distinguish sexuality myths from facts and understand the importance of sexuality education that is factual, medically accurate, age appropriate, and free of bias.
- Describe the important role that self-esteem plays in self-determination and making healthy, informed choices.
- Understand the importance of being proactive with sexuality education and providing instruction before it is needed or becomes a problem.
- Understand how sexuality education may be governed by laws and policies and must be conducted in collaboration with educational teams and families.
- Maurice Belote (Lead)
- Kasee Stratton
- Emily Taylor-Snell
- Jillana Reuter
- Eva Scott
Use of this Module
This module is available for free on our website. We invite anyone to use these materials. Please note that NCDB does not provide CEUs, certificates, or confirmation of completion.
Belote, M., Stratton, K., Taylor-Snell, E., Reuter, J., Scott, E. (2016, September). Sexuality. In National Center on Deaf-Blindness, Open Hands, Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules. Monmouth, OR: National Center on Deaf-Blindness, The Research Institute at Western Oregon University.