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Elliott’s journey through puberty

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Student Elliott
Age 14
School Secondary

Elliott is very chatty and has many interests, both in and outside of school. He loves to talk and be involved in all classroom discussions and activities.

Elliott attends a special school in a class of 10 students, which has two teaching assistants and one teacher. Elliott has foetal alcohol syndrome, dyslexia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). For the most part in his learning, Elliott is working at level 1 of the curriculum; however, he has reached a stage in his physical and emotional development where he has some knowledge of sexuality and puberty. It had become evident that further teaching was required to clarify misconceptions he had of these subjects. Learning in these aspects of the health and physical education curriculum would usually occur at level 4.