Inspirative Arts provide meaningful activities for adults with multiple and profound learning disabilities in and around Derby/Nottingham. Our sessions use a combination of the arts with other techniques such as Intensive Interaction. Sessions are typically in-house in various care/nursing homes, but individuals are also welcome at our centre in Derby.
Our aim is to work on specific issues you or your team may be facing, such as behaviour that challenges, and/or to provide meaningful activities designed for each individual. Each session is fun, supportive and interactive.
With our work we aim to promote:
• Healthy self-confidence and self-esteem
• Expressing feelings and emotions – dealing with negative feelings
• Positive behaviour – helping individuals express themselves and relate more positively to others.
• Communication – non verbal, verbal and body language. Helping individuals interact and respond/engage with people.
What Makes an Activity Meaningful?
Our specialists always adapt the activity to the individual’s needs/interests. We explore using Play Therapy techniques and Intensive Interaction to discover all methods of communication.
Each individual expresses themselves differently – the main expressions we look out for are smiles, happy vocalising sounds, eye contact and emotion in their eyes. Having built a close emotional rapport with individuals their eyes can speak a thousand words. The level of interaction and participation also helps us identify whether the activity is meaningful for the person.
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