Presentation Title

Family Life and Sexual Health Education for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

University

Shawnee State University

Major

Master of Occupational Therapy

Student Type

Graduate Student

Presentation Types

Poster Group Presentation

Keywords:

sexual education, intellectual disability, FLASH, sexually transmitted disease

Description

The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of using the FLASH sexual education curriculum for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). The FLASH sexual education curriculum was developed by Public Health – Seattle and King County for use in elementary school, middle school, high school and special education classrooms. The purpose of the curriculum is to help prevent teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and sexual violence (About the FLASH, n.d.). This study looks at applying the special education FLASH curriculum to individuals who are over the age of 18 with mild to moderate ID and determining if the program increases these individuals' knowledge on topics related to sexual education. This study would help determine if the FLASH curriculum is a useful program for this population, and if so, occupational therapists and other professionals could use this program as an option when addressing sexual education for these individuals.

Faculty Sponsor Name

Ed Kehres

Faculty Sponsor Academic Department

Rehabilitation and Sport Professions

Location

Morris UC Lobby

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Family Life and Sexual Health Education for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Morris UC Lobby

The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of using the FLASH sexual education curriculum for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). The FLASH sexual education curriculum was developed by Public Health – Seattle and King County for use in elementary school, middle school, high school and special education classrooms. The purpose of the curriculum is to help prevent teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and sexual violence (About the FLASH, n.d.). This study looks at applying the special education FLASH curriculum to individuals who are over the age of 18 with mild to moderate ID and determining if the program increases these individuals' knowledge on topics related to sexual education. This study would help determine if the FLASH curriculum is a useful program for this population, and if so, occupational therapists and other professionals could use this program as an option when addressing sexual education for these individuals.