Year of Entry: 2015
Thesis Title: Methods of Effective Sexuality Education to Promote Appropriate Social Behaviour for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Summary of Research: The goal of this research is to determine the effectiveness of sexuality education programs based in applied behavior analysis, for teaching concepts of sexuality education to low functioning individuals with IDD. While there are a few sexuality education programs available for higher functioning individuals with IDD, none exist for lower functioning individuals. The target behaviors in this study will include teaching “privacy” or open door vs. closed-door activities and body parts and rules of touch and social comments.
Research Centre: Centre for Behaviour Analysis
Supervisors: Dr Karola Dillenburger