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OHOA Module: Sexuality

OHOA Module: Sexuality

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Development Team

  • Maurice Belote (Lead)
  • Kasee Stratton
  • Emily Taylor-Snell
  • Jillana Reuter
  • Eva Scott

Suggested Citation

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.