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Young people with special needs


I am working with a group of young people on a training for work programme. Most of them have limited literacy and numeracy skills and some have communication problems as well.
Does anyone have or able to recommend suitable materials for use with such a group especially to develop communication & listening skills and teamwork.
Carol Fell

2 Responses

  1. One and two-way communication
    There is an exercise that illustrates the advantages and disadvantages of one and two-way communication.

    One person communicates (through speach alone)a 2-D shape that only he or she can see. The group needs to follow the instructions and try to draw the shape.The first time is done through one-way communication, the second time the group is allowed to ask questions. The feedback session at the end not only illustrates the difficulties that both the person in front and the rest of the group encountered when doing the exercises, but also the barriers to communication.

    Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.

  2. Basic Skills Agency Publication Catalogue
    Improving Basic Skills in the Workplace, ISBN 1 87074 157 9, £12.00 + p&p.

    New Deal Options Pack – Employment option.
    A753, ISBN 1 85990 081 X
    Orderline-0870 600 2400

    Words in action Skills for adult literacy(Training for work)CD Rom 180.00 – 01223 470 480


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