to help the client work towards their personal goals will vary, according to the nature of the goal and the abilities of the client. The learning strategies that you could use may be: Role modelling Role playing Demonstration Skills component mastery Contextualisation Peer education.
Incidental learning Incidental learning is accidental or unplanned learning that usually occurs when doing or learning something else. For example, if a client is having a cookery lesson and they witness the leader rinsing sauce off a saucepan before it sets on, they have incidentally learned a cleaning skill.
Plan person-centred, ongoing skill development 2.3 Develop formal ongoing skills development activities using a person-centred approach and, where appropriate, in conjunction with other relevant personnel
Skills development activities Skills development activities are activities which give the person the necessary skills (e.g. life, vocational, social) to meet their goals. Each client will require an individual plan of activities which can be performed over a period of time. Maintain a person-centred approach by analysing how you can adjust the activities to meet the person’s individual needs and desires.
Other personnel You may need to communicate with advocates, behavioural consultants, carers, development officers, disability support workers, educational psychologists, employment officers, occupational therapists, outreach workers or teachers.
Plan person-centred, ongoing skill development 2.4 Document ongoing skills development in the person’s individualised plan
Document skills development You should document all progress resulting from the skills development plan. Record all information correctly and in line with both legislative and organisational requirements. You should ensure that you are always aware of how these regulations and requirements affect you. You may need to document: Progress in skills Changes to activities Requests by the person.
Implement person-centred, ongoing skills development strategies 3.1 Work with the person to implement ongoing skills development strategies in a manner that is respectful, motivating and empowering
Implementing strategies When working with the client in any context and for any purpose, you must always be respectful, motivational, empowering. You should work with the person to implement their skills development strategies. Identify any problems that arise and work with the person to resolve them.
Active support Active support is the philosophy that people with disabilities should be given the chance to participate in every aspect of their daily lives, regardless of their disabilities. It enables a person-centred approach which helps the person to develop their independence and participation in activities, as well as promoting choice and inclusion. This also raises self-esteem.
Implement person-centred, ongoing skills development strategies 3.2 Inform and support colleagues and relevant others to implement person-centred ongoing skills development in line with the person’s individualised plan
- Skill, Life skills