Teaching Self Sex Skills Across Developmental Milestones | Learning BCBA CEU Credits: 3


This course covers the importance of developing an understanding of the developmental appropriateness of masturbation behavior, teaching appropriate strategies and resources for educating individuals about masturbation and hygiene, and recognizing the ethical significance of discussing masturbation and sexual health with clients. By delving into these topics, participants will gain insights into the normalcy of masturbation as a part of sexual development, acquire tools and techniques for teaching individuals about personal boundaries and hygiene practices, and appreciate the ethical responsibility of providing accurate and comprehensive information to promote informed decision-making and overall well-being. Emphasizing the elimination of stigma and fostering a supportive environment, this course aims to empower practitioners in addressing masturbation and sexual health in an ethical and inclusive manner.


Makenzie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst dedicated to providing child-centered and innovative ABA services. Makenzie holds degrees in psychology, and child development, along with graduate degrees in both special education and ABA. She has worked in the public school system for over 8 years ensuring students have effective behavior support plans and the skills to be successful in whatever life path brings joy and fulfillment. Additionally, Makenzie Danis is a Certified Sexuality Educator through the Sexual Health Alliance. She believes firmly that all individuals, including through with disabilities, have a right to comprehensive sex education. Makenzie is also trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in both small groups and individual therapy. She is the proud owner of Danis Behavioral Solutions, which provides affirming behavioral support to individuals and families, along with progressive supervision services to future BCBAs.


  1. Develop an understanding of the developmental appropriateness of masturbation behavior
  2. Identify appropriate teaching strategies and resources that can be utilized in teaching masturbation and hygiene
  3. Understanding ethical importance and teaching masturbation and the importance of discussing masturbation and sexual health with clients

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