Jean Edwards Prescott

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Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Special Education

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1 online resource (69 p.)


Sex instruction, People with mental disabilities




The study determined that twenty-three mildly to moderately retarded adults living within the community increased their sexual knowledge after attending a twelve month, data-based sex education training program. The Lane Community College-Adult Basic Education (LCC-ABE) Pre/Post Test was administered to each subject when he/she began and finished the training program. The Intermittent Probe Tests were administered to each subject after instruction in each of thirteen topic areas in the curriculum. The main conclusions were that: (a) the subjects significantly increased their sexual knowledge after training; (b) class, sex, ability level, age, type of residence, and length of time in that residence were not significantly influential in the increase of sexual knowledge; and (c) a significant correlation between the Intermittent Probe Tests and post-test scores indicated a high degree of predictability between the two tests and that long-term (over a twelve-month period) retention resulted from training.


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