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Event “Enhancing the skills of youth with learning disabilities” on 22 June 2018 – Brussels, Belgium - Play2Do

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Event “Enhancing the skills of youth with learning disabilities” on 22 June 2018 – Brussels, Belgium

In the context of the “Intelligent Serious Games for Social and Cognitive Competence” project (ISG), we organised the event “Enhancing the skills of youth with learning disabilities” on 22 June 2018, in Brussels, Belgium.

The event highlighted a whole range of initiatives that have as common goal to enhance skills of youth with (learning) disabilities.

Target audience:
People with disabilities, and their families and friends
Teachers / Trainers / Tutors from inclusive and special education
Youth and disability organisations
Personal caregivers
ICT and AT experts

Program:

8.30-9.00: Registration and welcome
OPENING (9.00-9.30)

Opening + introduction to ISG – Karel Van Isacker (CEO, PhoenixKM)

SESSION 1 (9.30-10.30)

Increased independence for youth with learning disabilities
Chair: Jean-Marie Vanhove (inclusion expert)
9.30 – 10.00: More independence for youth with learning disabilities – EU context: Helga Stevens (N-VA), Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair ECR, Co-chair Disability Intergroup
10.00 – 10.20: Witness accounts of pilot participants
10.20 – 10.30: Discussion – questions

SESSION 2 (10.30 – 11.30)

Need for skills enhancements: A European perspective
Chair: Shervin Shirmohammadi, Sehir University, Turkey
10.30 – 10.50: EU Disability Policy: Inmaculada Placencia-Porrero (Deputy Head of Unit, for Rights of Persons with Disabilities within the Directorate General for Justice)
10.50 – 11.10: The need for skills training for people with disabilities: Mark Van Assche (TOLBO vzw)
11.10- 11.30: Discussion and questions
Break + exhibition (11.30 – 12.00)

SESSION 3: (12.00- 13.30)

Examples of how skills training is applied in various initiatives towards vulnerable groups
Chair: Petya Grudeva, MCA
12.00 – 12.20: Play2DO – MCA
12.20 – 12.40: Pathway+ and Speech pathology – Karel Van Isacker, PhoenixKM
12.40 – 13.00: Positive Leisure + Access Interact + ST4ALL – NARHU
13.00 – 13.30: Discussion and questions
Closing words by Jan Buysse, Managing Director vleva
Lunch (13.30 – 15.00)

Break and exhibition of wide range of inclusion oriented projects (13.30 – 15.00)

This project (2015-1-TR01-KA201-022247) has been funded with support from the European Commission (Erasmus+ Programme). This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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Event “Enhancing the skills of youth with learning disabilities” on 22 June 2018 – Brussels, Belgium - Play2Do

  1. 1. Play2Do ASimulatedTrainingFrameworkforSkillsDevelopment addressingstudentswith intellectualanddevelopmentaldisabilitiesandtheirtrainers 2016-1-UK01-KA202-024613 22 June 2018 Brussels, Belgium
  2. 2. Information • Period of the project 1 September 2016 - 31 August 2018 • Project partners: University of West Scotland (Scotland)- coordinator; University of Athens (Greece); Training and Innovation Center (Bulgaria); Smart Bananas (Italy) G.M EuroCY Innovations (Cyprus) THEOTOKOS Foundation (Greece)  Marie Curie Association - MCA (Bulgaria) • Funding The project is funded under the Erasmus + programme of the EC, Key Action "Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices".
  3. 3. Project’s results Intellectual output 1 : • Play2Do Curriculum for the use of serious educational games in the field of special pedagogy • Report on the use of serious educational games in the field of special pedagogy • Play2Do Pedagogical Framework • Play2Do curriculum for implementing a simulation training model
  4. 4. Project’s results Intellectual output 2: Play2Do Educational game • 6 scenarios • 12 characters: - Teacher - Special educator - 10 children, 6 of them are children with disabilities – hearing impairments, Autism spectrum disorder, Dyslexia, Epilepsy.
  5. 5. Project’s results Intellectual output 3: Play2Do Teaching training material: the manual includes practical materials such as reading materials in the field of disabilities: Dyslexia, Autism, ADHD, etc. and exercises for self-study training, as well as informative videos: https://www.ted.com/talks/temple_grandin_the_world_needs_all_kinds_of_minds - Self-assessment tests - Materials related to the game scenarios in 3D simulation environment
  6. 6. Moodle platform for self-training Play2Do
  7. 7. Moodle platform for self-training Play2Do
  8. 8. Website http://play2do.eu
  9. 9. We are welcoming you to test and play Play2Do games together! 

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