Extra Activity 3.2 David's Skateboard
The following scenario is another activity which asks you to think about Putting Positives First.
Please read the instruction carefully, then complete the questions in the downloadable workbook located in the Resources section.
Read about David's scenario then answer the questions.
David has always enjoyed riding his skateboard. He experiences great enjoyment from being able to get out and explore his neighbourhood. Skateboarding makes David feel alive, it enables him to have some independence and keeps him exercising. Recently, David rode over an uneven path, lost balance and fell. This caused a deep graze to his elbow. The wound has taken a couple of weeks to heal fully, but David is otherwise well. David’s disability support worker has instructed that he is to no longer ride his skateboard down the street, only in the backyard.
- Let’s think about “Putting Positives First” for David. Explain all of the positive aspects that you can think of that he would experience from riding his skateboard when and where he wanted.
- David’s skateboarding has now been restricted to the backyard. Explain all of the things that you can think of that he would experience from having this change imposed on him.
- In what other ways might David’s disability support worker have responded to this situation?
- Thinking about the work you do, can you remember a time when you or someone you work with did not consider “Putting Positives First” while supporting a person with cognitive disability? Explain the scenario. What are your thoughts about this?