Taking decisions

Why should you do this exercise? It’s a way to realize that we are all in charge of our lives. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? The peer-supporter presents his situation. What is the objective of the exercise? Share life experiences Promote self-determination What is the method to be used? […]

The interview

Why should you do this exercise? It’s a way to practice “listening skills” which are very important in peer-support. When someone tells you a story and you report it to someone else, it’s important to keep the meaning and not to change the information. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? […]

Self-portrait

Why should you do this exercise? This exercise is a good way to getting to know each other at the begining of the training. It allows people to speak about themselves. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? The peer-trainer presents his self-portrait and gives instructions The peer-trainer hands out the […]

I like and … I don’t like

Why should you do this exercise? It’s a way to speak about feelings and tastes. It’s also a way to notice that others may have a different opinion and that’s ok. Explain difference between truth and opinions. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? The peer-trainer lays and picks up the […]

Jigsaw my life

Why should you do this exercise? This exercise corresponds to the situation of peer-support. When we learn to know a person, we are interested in her life and in her experiences. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? The peer-trainer asks questions, makes the groups and notes the informations on the […]

History of pictures

Why should you do this exercise? This exercise makes the people work in a playful way by manipulating images. It is accessible to every public. It allows to exercise the capacities of communication and observation. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? The peer-trainer can show quickly all the stories on […]

Inclusion starts with an I

Why should you do this exercise? To understand the concepts of inclusion and exclusion, from each participant life experiences. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? When preparing the training session, the Peer Trainer should do this exercise by himself/herself with the trainer. The Peer Trainer can explain the concepts and […]

Emphatic Skills

Why should you do this exercise? To understand what are empathic skills. When we are peer supporters it is important to know what the other person feels. Empathic skills help you to understand what is the other person problem. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? When preparing the training session, […]