Talkabout Sex & Relationships 2 is a comprehensive toolkit for all therapists, educators and support staff who deliver sex education to people with special needs. It is intended primarily to support groupwork but activities can be easily adapted to suit the needs of individuals with varying abilities.
The resource emphasises the importance of being well informed in regards to the physical, interpersonal and emotional aspects of sex; including body awareness, consent, sexual health and guidelines for a healthy sexual relationship. It is packed with practical activities which are designed to open up discussion around sensitive issues in a fun, informative and non-judgemental way. Each activity comes with guidance for practitioners on how to prepare for and delivery the sessions.
- guidelines to assess the suitability of students for the programme
- visually appealing and engaging activities with full colour illustrations
- photocopiable activities which can also be downloaded for free on the accompanying website
- template letters for parental permission in delivering the sessions
This toolkit is the second in a two volume set, the first of which focuses on relationships. Created by Alex Kelly and Emily Dennis as part of the bestselling Talkabout series, this publication constitutes the most complete and trustworthy set of resources available for groupwork focussing on sex and relationships for people with special needs.
About the Author
Alex Kelly is a Speech and Language Therapist who specialises in supporting people who have difficulties with their social skills, self-esteem and relationships skills. She currently runs her own business providing speech therapy, a day service for adults with autism and social skills training and consultancy to schools and organisations across the UK and overseas. She is best known as the author of the hugely popular Talkabout resources.
Emily Dennis has worked in learning disability since 2008 in a variety of settings; residential, supported living, day services and special education. In 2015 Emily joined Alex Kelly Ltd where she works as a project lead in sex and relationships. She also delivers training, consultancy and group sessions around this subject.
Table of Contents
Topic 1: Working together
Topic 2: Body Awareness
Topic 3: Let’s talk about sex
Topic 4: Sex rules
Topic 5: Sex aware