Episode 124: Teaching and Promoting Body Autonomy with Dr. Rachel Schwartz
Dr. Rachel Schwartz is a doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) with a Ph.D. in Special Education. Dr. Schwartz discusses the importance for teaching bodily autonomy at all ages. She reviews what body autonomy is, how to teach it, and how to encourage consent in the learning process. Dr. Schwartz covers why this skill fits into overall quality of ones life.
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