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 […]

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 […]

Who am I?

Why should you do this exercise? This exercise helps to understand that it is important to ask questions. The exercise shows it is important to gather much information in order to bettter understand the other person. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? A co-trainer can prepare the required material. A […]

Peer support in informal talk

Why should you do this exercise? Also during everyday conversations you can offer peer support. Here you can learn how. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? Experienced Peer-Trainers can take the role of personal assistants. Like this, they can help those participants who find it hard to speak. They can […]

Circles of support

Why should you do this exercise? Everybody has different circles of support. Each participant can identify their circle of support. The circle of support depends from our relationships, life experiences and social roles. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? When preparing the training session, the Peer Trainers should do this […]