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 trainer asks the trainees to give examples of decision making.
Examples: choosing clothes to wear, lunch menu, waking-up time.
The peer-trainer divides the board in 3 parts
The peer-trainer hangs the pictures of 3 ways to make a decision:
- With advice
- Decision made on your behalf
The peer-trainer distributes the images of situations in decision making. The trainees display the picture on the board and explain the ways they make decisions
The trainer creates a debate.
The trainees share their experiences
The peer-trainer presents his way of making decisions
What are the materials needed?
Images of situations in decision making.
Tips for the trainers/additional information
Some people will say that they can’t choose what they want. Find differents situations to proove that they do more than they think and give them confidence.
Timeframe: 1 hour