Title Developing training modules for staff on Aging and Disability issues
Project Number 518175-LLP-1-2011-1-LU-LEONARDO-LMP
Product Module III Social Networking and Communication
Title Module III Social Networking and Communication
Product Type modules
Marketing Text This module explores the social relationships of an Ageing person with ID and how the maintenance of social networks becomes increasingly difficult with age and particularly so for people with intellectual disabilities whose networks may often be reliant on other individuals, organisations or services to maintain.
There are five sections to this module:
Emphasises the importance of a social network for ageing people with intellectual disability. In view of the higher risk of dependency, isolation, loss of mobility, etc. both existing social contacts and new opportunities must be nurtured. The module provides a better understanding of the concept of ‘social network’ and how front-line staff can promote this in the everyday life of the individual.
Sections 2 / 3:
These sections give advice on how to develop and improve the person’s social network, to initiate, maintain and to strengthen the contacts between them and significant individuals or groups in their life . The module provides tools for exploring the social network, to actively support and develop it with particular regard to optimising mutuality in social interactions.
Underlines the importance of effective communication. We focus on sustaining communication in relation to the person with intellectual disability and on speaking and listening in the course of teamwork.
Considers problems that can be encountered in these areas and discusses potential interventions and ways forward that can be initiated by front-line staff.
Target group Staff wotking with Ageing people with ID
After successfully completing this module the trainee should have the acquired the following competencies:
• creating a social action map for an ageing person with ID
• speaking and listening in teams
• sustaining communication in relation to the individual with ID
• reflecting on one’s self in relation to one’s job
• solving problems and anticipating crises
• dealing with difficulties encountered with social networks
Area of application Social and Heath care services