Facebook

Training materials for professsionals and relatives

ACCESS TO APP

Training materials for users

Guidelines

BASIC INSTRUCTIONS

Facebook is the largest online social network. After registering to use the site, users can create a user profile, add other users as “friends”, exchange messages, post status updates and photos, share videos, use various apps and receive notifications when others update their profiles. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups, organized by workplace, school or college, or other characteristics, and categorize their friends into lists such as »PeopleFromWork« or »CloseFriends«. Also users can complain or block unpleasant people.

The dimensions of quality of life that you can work with this app are:

INDEPENDENCE

  • Facilitating personal skills.
  • Material wellbeing and choice and self-determination.
  • Access to the lifelong learning.

SOCIAL INCLUSION

  • Developing range of friendships, activities and relationships.
  • Being the part of social network.

WELLBEING

  • Emotional well-being.
  • Personal life satisfaction.
  • Access to leisure time.
  • Enjoy a full and purposeful life.

APP AWARENESS

Facebook can facilitate and improve learning process by:

  • Promoting and encouraging attention and concentration.
  • Encouraging language development.
  • Facilitating interpersonal communication.
  • Promoting group collaboration.
  • Facilitating the knowledge, skills about ICT.

References

SUPPORTS:TIPS FOR RELATIVES AND PROFESSIONALS

Person with ID uses help when he/she starts with application an adaptation the app to him/her and later. The range of supports are different.

THERE ARE FOUR TYPES OF INTENSITY OF SUPPORT:

  • INTERMITTENT (equivalent to self or autonomous). Support “when necessary”. It is characterized by its episodic nature. Thus, the person does not always need (the) support (s), or requires only short-term support for transitions in the life cycle (worsening of disease). Intermittent supports may be provided with high or low intensity.
  • LIMITED. Intensity of support characterized by their temporal persistence for a limited time, and not intermittent. It may require less professionals and fewer costs than other more intensive levels of support (job training for a limited time).
  • EXTENSIVE. Supports characterized by regular (eg daily) in at least some settings (such as home or work) and without time limit (for example, long-term support).
  • WIDESPREAD. Supports characterized by stability and high intensity; provided in different settings; with the possibility of be maintained throughout life. These widespread support often require more staff and more likely to support the extensive intrusion or limited.

STRATEGIES HOW TO DEAL WITH:
PERSONS WITH HIPERACTIVITY ADHD – ATTENTION DISORDER, HIPERACTIVITIES SINDROM, ADD -ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER:

  • Create a routine.
  • Stay organized: put things always in the same place.
  • Avoid distractions.
  • Limit choices.
  • Be sensitive to self-esteem issues.
  • Use goals and rewards.
  • Give positive reinforcement.
  • Teach good study skills to help the student to stay focused.

PERSONS WITH AUTISM (AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDER):

  • Use *first* and *then* statements.
  • Less is more when it comes to verbal.
  • Allow for *wait time* to receive a response.
  • Create rituals and foreshadow changes in schedules.
  • Use rules to enforce concepts, note preferencies and aversions.
  • Look for there a son behind the students behaviour to understand its function.
  • Use social stories, role playing or video taping to make abstract concepts concrete.
  • Do not take the students transitional object away, because it signifies security.

VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE:

  • Adress a blind person directly, identify youself.
  • Ask if a blind person would like a description of surroundingsif you are together in a space unfamiliar to the blind person.
  • Remember that the blind person is not distracted, pay attention to your conversation.
  • Do not leave them alone.

PEOPLE WITH CEREBRAL PALSY: If necessary, readjust students positioning in his/her wheelchair.

HARD OF HEARING AND DEAF PEOPLE: Have appropriate equipment to make your services accessible.

PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES:

  • It is important to consider interaction with other students.
  • Make headway with small steps.
  • Use plenty of concrete materials.

More information about accessibility for persons with special needs you can find under this connection:
Link accessibility facebook

Be aware, if the person needs special devices:

  • adapted or enlargeled keyboards
  • pointing devices, special mice, track boards, joj sticks, head controled mice
  • other devices imputs devices, voice input, eye gaze
  • inderects witch and scaming sistem

 

PRIVACY ISSUES

Suppports (relatives, professionals, friends,..) should note IDPs in the following facts:

  • Do not post any information that you want to keep private.
  • Do not post pictures in inappropriate contexts and situations.
  • It is not necessary to publish where you are.
  • Be cautious in making sure photos posted to facebook are appropriate to be viewed by a public audience.
  • Even if your profile is private, anyone will be able to save your photos to his own computer and share them.
  • Always assume there is a possibility for photos you upload to be viewed by everyone, including parents, managers, coworkers and current and ex significant others.
  • Facebook does not allow photos that are obscene, copyrighted or threatening.

SECURITY ISSUES

  • Protect your password.
  • Password should be difficult to guess.
  • Avoid including your name.
  • Don not use your facebook password anywhere else online.
  • Never share your facebook password.
  • You should be the only one who knows password.

Use the extra security features to add more protections to account and information on Facebook: HOW TO KEEP YOUR ACCOUNT SAFE

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS

  • https://www.facebook.com/
  • http://www.mahalo.com/how-to-use-facebook
  • http://www.wikihow.com/Upload-Pictures-to-Facebook

 

Practical Activities

We have prepared 3 activities with Facebook. Click on the following links to access:

ACTIVITY 1: FINDING FRIENDS

ACTIVITY 2: SENDING MESSAGES

ACTIVITY 3: UPLOADING PHOTO

 

 

 

 


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