Training materials for professsionals and relatives
YouTube is a global video-sharing website. User can access to the site without registering to search and watch videos or create an account to upload an unlimited number of videos up to 15 minutes each in duration and add comments.
Registered users can also set filters, for examples to prevent access to videos judged to be inappropriate for youth.
HARDWARE WHERE IT CAN RUN
Youtube app can run on the PC, tablets and smartphones.
WINDOWS 7, 8, 10; ANDROID; iOS
Music and videos can be an excellent tools with emotional effects that provide people with possibilities for speaking out at individual or group levels, and to react depending on their sensitivity, and also in unison with others. It helps then to improve capabilities as basic attention, sound perception and rhythm memory.
Through music and videos we can work in different areas with people with intellectual disability. If we talk about the emotional area, the music can help promote the individual self-esteem while it frees energy and feelings which can remain suppressed. It is also a mechanism that facilitates creativity and develops imagination.
Regarding the cognitive function, it stimulates memory, promotes the use of symbolic thought, improving the hearing perception and boosting own initiative in the field of communication and expression.
Furthermore videos are very usefull to learn new things in an easy way.
IDP using YouTube may need help by parents or professionals:
– Help in finding the right video they are looking for
– Help in identifying a list of keywords related to different kind of videos
SUPPORTS:TIPS FOR RELATIVES AND PROFESSIONALS
Relatives and parents: try and use YOUTUBE to know the app and how it works. Always have control (even if indirectly, like filters) over the video search IDP is making.
Professionals: try and use YOUTUBE to test the opportunities and possible risks. Reflect on how to use this app as a good instrument to develop activities in the working context.
IDP using YouTube on their own may need some “protection” so:
– better register an account and set the filter for inappropriate contents
In the next link below you can find some information about the app:
You can also find video tutorials by clicking on the links below:
PRACTICAL ACTIVITY: HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO…?
- Facilitate, through the use of YouTube, that people with intellectual disabilities express their desire and learn new things.
- Improve the intellectual and emotional wellbeing of people with intellectual disability.
- Share ideas and tastes with others.
PARTICIPANTS: IDPs, relatives and professionals. We form 3 groups of five people each.
RESOURCES NEEDED: Computer, smartphone or tablet, internet connection.
TIMING: 45 minutes SESSIONS.
DESCRIPTION: The trainer asks to each participant to say a place or a city where he/she would like to go.
One member in each group will write down all the places, then each of the members takes turn in typing on YouTube the place where he/she would like to go (if the idp have difficulties in writing another one can do it for him/her).
All the group watches a video about that place.
At the end each group has to decide the place that he preferred and chose a word to describe it.
All the groups can share it with the other participants.
SUPPORT MATERIALS: Speakers to listen to music louder, papers, markers…