More than pictures: who sets the agenda for sexuality education for people with learning disabilities?

Olsen, AM 2017, 'More than pictures: who sets the agenda for sexuality education for people with learning disabilities?' , Tizard Learning Disability Review, 22 (2) , pp. 1-5.

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a commentary on Cameron and Matthews’ paper “More than pictures: developing an accessible resource”. Design/methodology/approach – It reflects on how much people with learning disabilities are involved in research and resource development and how the attitudes of caregivers impact on how people learn about sexuality. Findings – Most published research is written by people who do not have learning disabilities but people with learning disabilities are taking part in research and they are making changes to the way things happen. Parents, educators and caregivers are often reluctant to discuss sexuality with people with learning disabilities and this affects how much people can understand about it. Originality/value – This paper argues for greater involvement of people with learning disabilities in research processes. Keywords Human rights, Co-production, Inclusion, Sexuality, Accessibility, Social construct Paper type Viewpoint

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Tizard Learning Disability Review
Publisher: Emerald
ISSN: 1359-5474
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Depositing User: AM Olsen
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 14:20
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2017 03:11
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/41494

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