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.
HEAVENS ABOVE! is an informative love song that names some of the contraceptive methods available for young people and tells us a little about them.
The song is centred on advice given to a young couple, Jane and Justin, who are on the verge of taking their relationship a step further, who want to make love but are unsure about protecting themselves. The song focuses on the importance of using contraception as well as naming the types and how each type works.
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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