Activities for adults with learning disabilities : having by Helen Sonnet

By Helen Sonnet

This necessary source for individuals operating with adults with studying disabilities offers over 60 classes of enjoyable and interesting actions that target to entertain and stimulate the minds of individuals with studying disabilities.

The periods are divided into types of task together with cookery, arts and crafts, drama and dance, and out of doors occasions. A finished selection of assorted and stress-free actions, this functional booklet additionally comprises precious the right way to make sure that periods run easily. the entire actions are attempted and established via skilled practitioners and comprise a key advising the extent of support required, wheelchair consumer suitability and any comparable well-being and issues of safety concerned.

perfect to be used in social golf equipment or residential houses, this is often a necessary source for pros and volunteers operating with adults with studying disabilities.

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What to do 1. Prepare one or two tables with equipment, depending on the help available. 2. Invite participants, a few at a time, to the tables. 3. Make sure each participant has a piece of card and a male or female symbol according to their own gender, which they glue onto the card alongside their name. 4. g. a dog, the letter ‘G’ (for Gateway Club), a sun, a glass of beer, a book. Group members who cannot read can usually recognize a symbol. Encourage the participants to think of a symbol that others would associate with them.

If you have sufficient space, you can also keep in store a variety of containers such as yoghurt pots, polystyrene cups, jar lids for holding glue or paint, and cereal boxes. Margarine pots make useful containers in which to stand water jars to prevent spillage, though it is always a good idea to keep a roll of kitchen paper handy anyway for mopping up and wiping things clean. A stack of newspapers should be kept to protect table tops from paint, glue, etc. ‘Glue pads’ offer an easy way to stick items.

Help the participant to peel away the backing paper. 14. They place sequins in a pattern of their choice between the drawn lines. 15. The remaining half of the backing paper is then peeled away and the two sticky surfaces brought together to sandwich the sequins in between. 16. The participants cut out the drawn circle and then cut along the spiralling line to the centre of the circle to make a twirler. 17. Make a hole in the tab of the larger circle and thread through wool for hanging. 18. Attach the twirler to the larger circle with a short, single length of wool.

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