Puberty is a time of change for children, and often a time of challenge for parents looking for the “right” way to talk about the upcoming changes. It can be even more of a challenge for parents of children with developmental or physical disabilities. The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Disabilities has created this toolkit for girls, that provides factual information about puberty. Topics include encouraging good hygiene, appropriate behavior, and how to deal with the body changes. The toolkits also suggest ways to approach these important conversations, especially with children with disabilities.
You will also find in the Resource an Appendix to the toolkit that has storyboards and visuals to use.