This resource offers English and French activities for low-cost simulations that are easy to use in large or small groups. The exercises can help long-term care staff develop a better understanding and empathy for residents affected by speech, visual, mobility, and hearing impairments.
The following activities are described in detail, including materials required, instructions and reflection questions.
The following simulations are described in detail in this PDF:
- Speech impairment simulation activity
- Visual impairment simulation activity
- Mobility impairment activity
- Hearing impairment activity
Tracy Luciani is an Arts and Wellness Specialist working at Bruyère Continuing Care, and former Knowledge Broker with the Ontario CLRI at Bruyère. She aims to create spaces that invite collaboration and transformative action.