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DSC The Birds, the Bees & Everything in between...

Puberty...this one word can make parents and teachers cringe...With this word comes body odor, hair in all sorts of places, a roller coaster of emotions and sometimes the most trying of behaviors. And as difficult as it can be for the adolescent, it is equally difficult for those who love them. Adolescents is a challenging and confusing time for all children including those with developmental disabilities, and although there are many programs, and classes to educate them about their bodies, many children with disabilities are either not included, or the information is not adapted to fit their learning style or level.
This workshop consists of practical life and classroom experiences on appropriately assessing, addressing, and intervening when "The Hormones" appear. Educators are often faced with helping students accept and accommodate their socio-sexual development and the issues associated with that development. Dicussions on how to start teaching privacy matters, the modeling of appropriate hygiene and the practicing of skills and routines that adolescents with disabilities need to master BEFORE adulthood. The five stages of developement will be discussed as well as strategies, interventions, and real life experiences. Participants will learn feeling confident about appropriately approaching the "un-discuss-ables" with their students and their parents through the use of scripts, visuals and tips provided throughout the session.

Important Session Information:

There is a $50.00 registration fee for participants outside the Dawson Co-op area. (Please click PO and check out to register for the workshop, if you are one of Dawson Co-op schools.) For more information on this workshop call Sue Newton at 870-246-3077. Please visit our website at www.dawsonesc.com for directions, maps and a printable catalog. Free parking is available at First United Methodist Church parking lot on the corner of Caddo and 8th Street (ONE BLOCK FROM DAWSON CO-OP).

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Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) Hours
Seats Filled:
22 / 40
Contact Person:
Sue Newton
Brandi Shinn
Audiences:  K-12
Date Time Location
7/19/2018 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Dawson Education Service Cooperative - Dawson ESC Administration - Dawson Meeting Room Upstairs- Bldg #3