Learners with special needs often have difficulty connecting pieces of information together to form concepts and need help in order to break learning down into a ‘small steps’ approach.

Research would seem to indicate that for many learners with special needs, limited understanding of complex language can present a considerable barrier to learning and these learners often favour a more visual or kinaesthetic learning style.

Fiona will continue to produce the following resources that can be ordered by downloading the relevant flyers with order forms attached. Sample pages can also be viewed.

One of these resources is the well established and popular, 'A PHSE Programme for Learners with Autistic Spectrum Disorders' and the other is a new resource called 'Sex & Relationships Education: A visual programme for learners with Autistic Spectrum Disorders or Learning Disabilities'.

Now Available!

As a result of numerous enquiries Fiona has received over the years asking whether she would sell her Sex & Relationship Education PowerPoint presentations and supporting worksheets that she showcased during training sessions, she has now produced a new resource to do just that! This compliments the hugely popular preceding resource, ‘PHSE Programme for Learners with Autistic Spectrum Disorders’.

‘Sex & Relationships Education: A visual programme for learners with Autistic Spectrum Disorders or Learning Disabilities’ consists of a number of PowerPoint presentations provided on a USB stick to be delivered as a complete programme. Facilitator notes relating to the PowerPoint slides are provided along with clearly defined learning aims and outcomes for each section of the programme. Learner worksheets and information sheets are also included and can be collated into individual files for the learners to refer to.

It is Fiona’s firm belief that we cannot shy away from delivering meaningful sex and relationships education to those at the high functioning end of the autistic or learning disability spectrum. Providing full and concrete information can help to ensure that learners are given the support that they need to develop healthy and safe relationships with others and to behave in ways that are both socially and lawfully acceptable.

The sessions in this programme deliver information in a visual way to inform learners with regard to the issues detailed below:

  1. Thinking about relationships
  2. Good friendships
  3. Bad friendships
  4. Puberty, menstruation, ejaculation & ‘wet dreams’
  5. Gender & sexual orientation
  6. Attraction, focus of arousal & masturbation
  7. Personal Space & differentiating feelings of attraction
  8. Sex acts, ‘making love’, ‘having sex’ & staying safe from abuse
  9. Social behaviour & UK law: sexual slang & gestures, use of public toilets, sexual offences ,sexual harassment & stalking, homophobia & prejudice
  10. Healthy Wellbeing: media, pornography & revenge porn, prostitution & human trafficking, FGM, forced marriage, children & UK law, healthy & unhealthy relationships, internet relationships & cyber safety
  11. Assessment quiz & learner discussion slides

Click on the link below to view sample sheets and PowerPoint slides from the resource and to download the flyer with order details and order form enclosed.