Involve Me will show how people with PMLD can be creatively involved in decision making.
Four different creative approaches are being used in the project, but there are lots of other approaches which could be used instead.
Any approach which puts the person with PMLD at centre, which supports the person with PMLD to express what is important to them and which supports the person with PMLD to share this with others, is likely to be good. For example, activities involving drama, music or art.
The resources we produce at the end of the project will help you identify what sort of approaches can be used to involve someone with PMLD.
The four approaches being used in the project are:
- Storysharing This approach is about sharing stories about people with PMLD's experiences and what is important to them. Stories are shared in a group in a sensory way with objects and sounds and the person with PMLD is supported to join in. Find out more about Storysharing on the Openstorytellers website.
This approach is about creating meaningful objects (for example, a puppet or a box of sensory objects) that show what is important to the person and can be shared with others. Find out more about creative communication on the C.A.N Communication website.
Getting to Know You (peer advocacy)
This approach is about self-advocates with a learning disability getting to know, and speaking up for, the rights of people with PMLD. Find out more about Getting to Know You.