Puberty as a life transition: understanding and supporting young people with additional support needs

Beth Hannah, Fiona Dyer (Editor)

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Onset of puberty marks the passage from childhood to adolescence and acquiring skills to carry out adult roles. Puberty is transitional period between childhood and adulthood. The majority of children with additional support needs will experience puberty at the same time and rate as their peers. However, there is a lack of research into how men and women with disabilities experience sexuality and sexual identity and, in particular, the views and experiences of young people.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2019
EventPrevention, Intervention & Inclusion: Harmful Sexual Behaviour and young people with additional support needs - Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Apr 20193 Apr 2019


ConferencePrevention, Intervention & Inclusion
CountryUnited Kingdom
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  • puberty
  • life transition
  • young people
  • additional support needs
  • stage-environment fit theory

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