Caring For People With Learning Disabilities - Qp5

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  • 1. 
    Craft (1987) offers the following perspective on sexuality: ‘Sex does not exist in a sealed box in the family home; it is as thoroughly woven into the social fabric of everyday life as the way we eat or do the shopping’
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The social norms that govern the expression of sexuality are learned mainly through the process of socialisation, in a way that often goes unnoticed at the time. Thus, if full access to the socialisation process is not available, opportunities for full sexual development and expression may be missed
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    It is not uncommon for people with a learning disability to have a limited range of positive role models who can promote healthy development. The opportunities to clear up misunderstandings and confusions are limited by what Craft (1987) refers to as a conspiracy of silence 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Select Four (4) commonly held attitudes that can disadvantage people. People with a learning disability are frequently held to be
    • A. 

      Eternal children

    • B. 

      Eternal adults

    • C. 

      Highly fertile (the opposite attitude is also held, that they are infertile)

    • D. 

      Sexually promiscuous with poor self-control

    • E. 

      Likely to be sexual perverts and possibly prey on children

    • F. 

      Likely to be well adapted adults

  • 5. 
    Sexual development and the expression of sexuality for people with a learning disability have historically been suppressed and
    • A. 

      Strictly controlled

    • B. 

      Not controlled at all

    • C. 

      Loosely controlled

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 6. 
    Craft (1987) lists six (6) rights of people with a learning disability. She states that people with a learning disability have:
    • A. 

      The right to grow up: to be treated with the respect and dignity accorded to adults.

    • B. 

      The right to do anything

    • C. 

      The right to know: to have access to as much information about themselves and their bodies, and those of other people, their emotions, appropriate social behaviour as they can assimilate

    • D. 

      The right to be sexual and to make and break relationships

    • E. 

      The right not to be at the mercy of the individual sexual attitudes of different care givers

    • F. 

      The right not to be sexually abused

    • G. 

      The right to take up a sport

    • H. 

      The right to humane and dignified environments

  • 7. 
    The United Nations ‘Declaration on the Rights of Mentally Retarded Persons’ (1971) stated that individuals with a learning disability should, where feasible, have the same rights as other citizens
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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