Improve understanding and self-regulation in daily contexts
Publication date: 01/03/2018
Suitable for: Primary 1st level (ages 6-7), Primary 2nd level (ages 8-10), Lower secondary 1st level (ages 10-11), Lower secondary 2nd level (ages 12-13), Upper secondary 1st level (ages 14-16)
Many daily actions, like taking the bus, following street directions, or getting ready to complete a task, can be challenging for children and teenagers with an intellectual disability which makes it difficult for them to understand the requests of the outside world. The training proposed in this book is intended to support and strengthen the ability of comprehension through a metacognitive approach, which allows one to face daily experiences with greater awareness, emotional self-regulation and autonomy.
It consists of 12 «investigations» to be solved, divided into four types:
• sequence order
• cause-effect relationship
• predictive investigations
• retrospective investigations.
In the worker’s guide, after a brief theoretical overview, the methods of the course are presented in detail, while the appendix contains 26 colour charts, with texts and illustrations of the investigations. Designed to be used in schools, rehabilitation centres and at home, the training is aimed primarily at children aged 10 to 16 with mild intellectual disability or limited intellectual functioning.
CH. 1 Theoretical basics: intellectual disability and metacognition
CH. 2 Training "Let's not lose our minds!"
Data collection charts