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Teaching Children with Down Syndrome about Their Bodies, Boundaries, and Sexuality (Topics in Down Syndrome) Paperback – October 10, 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Woodbine House; 1st edition (October 10, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 189062733X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890627331
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150,303 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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[A] wonderful resource for parents of all exceptional children who wish to explore such important issues as abuse prevention, respecting personal space, understanding privacy norms, showing appropriate levels of affection and explaining sexual relationships. --Exceptional Family, Winter 2007

This book has a parent feel--it is written in a non-clinical, easy to read style. It is recommended for parents and professionals who have or work with children and adults with Down syndrome. --National Association for Down Syndrome Newsletter

The book is full of stories and real-life examples, which make the book easy-to-read. There's something that virtually everyone can relate to. --Down Syndrome News (Nat'l Down Syndrome Congress)

This book has a parent feel--it is written in a non-clinical, easy to read style. It is recommended for parents and professionals who have or work with children and adults with Down syndrome. --National Association for Down Syndrome Newsletter

The book is full of stories and real-life examples, which make the book easy-to-read. There's something that virtually everyone can relate to. --Down Syndrome News (Nat'l Down Syndrome Congress)

This book has a parent feel--it is written in a non-clinical, easy to read style. It is recommended for parents and professionals who have or work with children and adults with Down syndrome. --National Association for Down Syndrome Newsletter

The book is full of stories and real-life examples, which make the book easy-to-read. There's something that virtually everyone can relate to. --Down Syndrome News (Nat'l Down Syndrome Congress)

About the Author

Terri Couwenhoven, M.S., is an AASECT certified sexuality educator who specializes in working with people who have intellectual disabilities, their families, and the professionals who support them. Previous publications include Beginnings: A Parent/Child Sexuality Program for Families with Puberty-Aged Children with Developmental Disabilities and Teen-to-Teen. When she is not teaching, she is Clinic Coordinator for the Down Syndrome Clinic of Wisconsin at Children s Hospital of Wisconsin. Terri has two daughters, her oldest has Down syndrome.

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I would recommend this for any parent (or professional) who works with adolescents and young adults with Down syndrome!
Amazon Customer
A great reference with practical guidelines, suggestions and ideas for teaching a sensitive topic to this amazing population of children.
Karen L. Alsup
As a parent of an adult with Down syndrome, I found the book to be excellent in discussing sexuality and body boundries.
P. GIACALONE

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Rosebud Ronda on March 15, 2008
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Thank you for making it so easy for me to get the information I need to be the best parent I can be to my daughter who was born 15 years ago with Down Syndrome. Sometimes it feels like we are in a boat with no oars. When I find books like this that actually give me some insight it makes all the difference in the world. And right here on Amazon, I don't have to go out searching and searching.
This book is very easy to navigate and find the info I need help with. Just another way to approach things helps tremendously.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By P. GIACALONE on April 7, 2008
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Excellent book.
Great pointers for parents of little ones with Down syndrome. As a parent of an adult with Down syndrome, I found the book to be excellent in discussing sexuality and body boundries.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Coco on September 15, 2012
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Teaching Children with Down Syndrome about Their Bodies, Boundaries, and Sexuality (Topics in Down Syndrome)
Great book, very informative. I am using this to assist children with autism as the olanguage is appropriate, the examples easily modify and the pictures are just what we need. Other collegues are also impressed with the book. Good work guys.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karen J. Pennaz on October 29, 2013
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Wow! This is quite the book. We have a 12 year old with Down Syndrome. It's like a college textbook!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By blkpinay on October 20, 2013
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I'm still reading this book, but so far I'm very impressed. It tackles very sensitive subjects very well and it has a lot of illustrations I could show my non-verbal child.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 24, 2013
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My 16-year-old with Down syndrome has decided she wants to marry her boyfriend, who is 18. We've told her she has to wait until she grows up (maybe 25 or so), but I appreciate this book and all the information it has about setting boundaries, preparing for marriage (do they understand what it means?), and learning how to be responsible for their own bodies by knowing their privacy areas. I would recommend this for any parent (or professional) who works with adolescents and young adults with Down syndrome!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Karol Sofía on February 24, 2012
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I'm a psychologyst currently working with children and adults with Down Syndrome and other intellectual disabilities, and I was in need of general information about sexuality because this is one of the most common worries for parents, teachers and caretakers. This book is great, not only it offers general information, but tips, strategies and drawings about everything a parent or caretaker should know (teaching adequate behaviors, menstruation, masturbation, relationships, etc.). And I love the idea of "parental pauses", a moment for parents to question themselves about what they think/feel about a certain subject BEFORE trying to teach it to the child, so they can share the information more effectively.

I really recommend this book!
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