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
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.