This session will cover aspects of design and delivery of an individualized sexuality education program for students with autism and developmental disabilites. An overview of comprehensive sexuality education components will be provided as a foundation for the identification of critical skills that are appropriate for individuals during childhood and adolescence to adulthood. Following formulation of an individual’s sexuality education curriculum, service providers and clinical leaders may initiate a four-step process to teach targeted skills and reduce or replace inappropriate sexual behavior.
ASHA: 0.2, Intermediate Level
CA SLPAHB: 2.0
Jason C. Travers, Ph.D, BCBA-D, is an associate professor of special education at Temple University where he coordinates the special education and applied behavior analysis programs. He is a former public school special educator now focused on advancing evidence-based practices for learners with autism, issues and trends in special education, and meta-science in special education research.
- Describe 6 key concepts of comprehensive sexuality education and how to use related topics and developmental messages to inform an individualized sexuality education.
- Discuss a 4-step process for providing an individualized sexuality education program that includes prevention plans, specialized instruction, and reactive strategies.
- Implement evidence-based practices into an individualized sexuality education program.
This course must be watched in its entirety. In order to receive the CMH or the CEU certificate, a quiz is required to be completed with 80% success.
Financial— Dr. Travers receives a speaking honorarium from the Lavi Institute/Power Up Conference
Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial
5 mins – Disclosures, Introduction
25 mins – Literature Review
50 mins – Methodology
30 mins – Results and Recommendations
10 mins – Q&A