Activities for Adults with Learning Disabilities: Having Fun, Meeting Needs

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Jul 15, 2009 - Psychology - 160 pages
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This valuable resource for people working with adults with learning disabilities provides over 60 sessions of fun and engaging activities that aim to entertain and stimulate the minds of people with learning disabilities. The sessions are divided into different types of activity including cookery, arts and crafts, drama and dance, and outside events. A comprehensive collection of varied and enjoyable activities, this practical book also contains useful tips to ensure that sessions run smoothly. All the activities are tried and tested by experienced practitioners and include a key advising the level of help required, wheelchair user suitability and any related health and safety issues involved. Ideal for use in social clubs or residential homes, this is an essential resource for professionals and volunteers working with adults with learning disabilities.
 

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Contents

NOTE FROM THE AUTHORS
9
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
11
Cooking
13
Arts and crafts
31
Party games
49
General games
61
Special occasions
81
Drama and dance
113
Outside events
139
back cover
162
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Helen Sonnet is a teacher and author with over 30 years' experience in education. Helen specialises in working with children with learning and behavioural difficulties and does voluntary work at a Gateway Club for adults and children with learning disabilities. She lives in Somerset. Ann Taylor trained as a teacher and has 30 years' experience of working with adults with learning disabilities. Ann has been a Gateway Club leader for 12 years. She also lives in Somerset.

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