Sex education is always difficult to teach but it can be even more difficult when young adult learners are reliant on sign language, writes Sally McKeown. Shown for the first time at the BETT 2009 Fringe, at the Olympia Hilton Hotel, London, this year was the Signalong Sexual Awareness Resource Pack which contains cards with pictures for discussion and a signing handbook with diagrams and descriptions.

It also features British Sign Language signs and Widgit symbols to help learners to understand the text and concepts. It is a very brave attempt to address the issue in a straightforward way and the company warns that the materials contain sexually explicit drawings.

More information

Signalong Sexual Awareness Resource Pack
Price £180
www.signalong.org.uk


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