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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]