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explaining periods to children with asd / learning difficulties

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princessandthefrog Fri 12-Dec-14 18:13:03

Dd (10) has asd. We've talked about and she seems to understand the basics of how babies are made, but I know I need to talk to her about periods. Last thing I want is for it to happen and her not know what is going on.

But she has a learning difficulty and none of the books I've seen are aimed at her level. All the books I've seen are very wordy. Even if I read them to her, it would be over her head.

I really don't know how to start the conversation and had hoped there was a book we could read together. Anyone know of any simple, picture books that explain periods for young girls with learning difficulties and who are very literal?

Many thanks

PolterGoose Fri 12-Dec-14 18:27:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

fairgame Fri 12-Dec-14 18:29:35

When i was a school nurse in special schools i used to use this and as far as i know my ex colleagues still use it
www.rsehub.org.uk/media/16503/54-Puberty-Sexuality-for-Children-and-Young-People-with-a-learning-disability.pdf

This book is very good for ASD
www.amazon.co.uk/Taking-Care-Myself-Personal-Curriculum/dp/1885477945

and i sometimes used to pick bits out of this book
www.usborne.com/catalogue/book/1~EB~WHTM~1985/whats-happening-to-me-girls.aspx

princessandthefrog Fri 12-Dec-14 19:29:28

Thanks for rapid responses. Some great resources. Much appreciated.

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