What’s the problem?

Why should you do this exercise? Everybody has problems related with their lives. These problems can have the same reasons and solutions. But they can also have different reasons and solutions. To solve a situation it is very important to understand what the problem is. It is important to be able to identify and solve […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Training Talk

Why should you do this exercise? This is a training for conducting talks as a peer supporter. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? This exercise is done by 3 people: A peer supporter has a training talk with a person. The third person is listening and helps to evaluate. What […]

How to listen well

Why should you do this exercise? Listening quite well is not so easy. Here you have some advice, what a Peer Supporter should take into consideration. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? This exercise helps Peer Supporters to prepare talks and interviews. Trainers and Peer-Trainers should study and repeat the […]

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 […]