Personal, Social and Health Education for Young People with Learning Disabilities
through music and song
Songs by musician and registered nurse
Edwin Humphreys
The songs you can hear on this website are designed to help a person with a learning disability learn about personal, social and health education and sexual health.
The songs are appropriate for a range of ages – each song has its age-relevance.
Click on a menu item to the left to hear samples of the songs. To buy the CD and activities book for educators, please click on the Songs for Your Body title at the head of this page.
This is a sample of the full song on the CD.
TESTICULAR CANCER SONG. Trying to explain to someone how to check their testicles for lumps is often a bit embarrassing, and usually a topic of hilarity and mirth among groups of men who attend a learning session on this subject.
It is not appropriate to teach using the real thing; professionals have to rely on synthetic testicles that can be passed round for everyone to have a feel.
The song is aimed at all men, whether they have a learning disability or not, and written a bit ‘tongue in cheek’ alongside a light and catchy tune. Listening to the song should allow a man to understand the importance of checking himself carefully and regularly without anybody directing that information towards him personally.
The song could possibly be used at the end of a learning session to review the information.
See the articles about Edwin and his work with the Songs For Your Body project in Nursing Standard, July 1–9 2009 (Volume 23 No. 43 pages 22–23). And in Learning Disability Practice, July 2009 (Volume 12 No. 6 pages 23–25).
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