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 […]

What has changed?

Why should you do this exercise? To understand the importance of observation skills. To be a peer supporter you need to learn how to observe the signals and all types of communication from your peer. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? The Peer Trainer can explain the exercise. The Peer […]

Inclusion Experiences

Why should you do this exercise? Everybody has inclusion experiences. The group should talk about experiences of inclusion in their lives. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? The Peer Trainer can explain what a successful experience of inclusion is. The Peer Trainer can talk about his/her experiences of inclusion. For […]

Compliments

Why should you do this exercise? It is important to know not only your strengths, but also how to praise other people. The task encourages other people to see good qualities of other people, to praise them. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? Prepare and distribute the material. Participate in […]

Trust your sense of smell

Why should you do this exercise? Often persons with disability have low self-esteem. The aim of the exercise is to increase self-esteem. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? Prepare sheets of paper with figures. Prepare questions together with the trainer. Ask / read the questions. The co-trainer can also perform […]

Set limits of communication

Why should you do this exercise? Communication with different people goes on in different ways. This task can help participants to set out the limits. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? The co-trainer performs this task. Together with the trainer he/she discusses what communication limits exist. What is the objective […]

Tell the story

Why should you do this exercise? It is very important to listen attentively communicating with other people. This task demonstrates how important it is. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? If it is necessary the co-trainer can help to select the participants. The co-trainer can read the story. What is […]

Emotions

Why should you do this exercise? All of us feel emotions. All of us have similar emotional expression. It is important to learn to recognize emotions. It facilitates communication. It is easier to understand how the other person feels. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? The co-trainer can give photos/pictures […]