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

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.

Contents:

  • Note from the Authors.
  • How to Use this Book.
  • Chapter 1. Cooking. Small Cakes. Pizza. Flapjacks. Cookies. Bonfire Cakes. Rock Buns. Fruit Punch. Soup.
  • Chapter 2. Arts and Crafts. Christmas Name Plaques. Shell Pots. Calendars. Wax Wash Painting. Hanging Decoration. Pasta Candle Holders. Photo Frames. Door Handle Hangers. Name Badges. Art Competition.
  • Chapter 3. Party Games. Adult Musical Chairs. Balloon Race. Musical Hats. Novelty Races. What's in the Cushion Case? Granny's Shopping Relay. Dog Bones.
  • Chapter 4. General Games. Static Hockey. Skittles. Netball. Darts. Toss a Bean Bag. Goal Scoring. Hoopla. Computer Games. Picture Bingo. Feeling Good (exercise for the less mobile).
  • Chapter 5. Special Occasions. Bet a Challenge. Pancake Party. Valentine's Quiz. Easter Bonnet Parade. Right Royal Event. Indoor Fate. Fancy Dress Sponsored Walk. Make Your Own Harvest Supper. Awards Ceremony.
  • Chapter 6. Drama and Dance. Talent Show. Country Dance. Imaginary Outing. Act an Action. Drumming. Mime the Object. Strike a Pose. Sounds and Noises. Popular Dance Routines.
  • Chapter 7. Outside Events. Barbeque. Short Walk Concluding in Pub Visit. Sea-side Visit. Sponsored Walk in a Local Park. Skittles and Sausage and Chip Supper. Mystery Tour.

Author Bio:

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.

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.

Review:

Activities for Adults with Learning Disabilities is a comprehensive and well written book. Authors Helen Sonnet and Ann Taylor have given, and continue to give, so freely of their time and energy to enhance the lives of people with a learning disability and to inspire other people so to do. This is an invaluable reference book and a 'must have' for all Gateway Clubs. (Social and leisure activity club for adults with a learning disability)

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

Author: Helen Sonnet and Ann Taylor

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