Creating And Facilitating A Learning Environment: Read the scenario.
You are at the local health center, distributing information about the community efforts to promote an active walking plan. The center is crowded, and several clients are requesting information.
You are providing written instructions and a brochure to a client. This client has requested information about participating in a community program that is directed toward improving physical activity by promoting a family walking program. At the end of the walking program, the family that has achieved the most steps in the walking program will receive a year’s membership to a local fitness center. Several of the participants are asking questions.
You notice that the client has not read the brochure or instructions. When you ask if the client’s family would participate in the free fitness center membership if they win, the client responds with a question. “A free family membership at the fitness center is the prize?” You appraise the situation and realize that the client might not be able to read the brochure.
Step 2 Post a response to the discussion board by Wednesday at 11:59 pm Mountain Time
Answer the following questions in your initial response:
Describe two techniques used in your practice that you would use with the client to facilitate learning.
Describe the steps you would take in creating a supportive learning environment or sharing information to support this client.
Describe how you would informally assess the reading level of this client.
As an AI language model, I don’t have a personal practice, but I can provide some suggestions based on best practices in teaching and learning.
Two techniques that can be used to facilitate learning in this situation are active listening and visual aids. Active listening involves giving the client your full attention, repeating key points back to them, and asking clarifying questions to ensure that you understand their needs and concerns. Visual aids can help to reinforce information and make it easier to understand, such as using pictures, diagrams, or videos to demonstrate how to participate in the walking program or how to use the fitness center equipment.
To create a supportive learning environment for this client, you could first assess their needs and determine their learning style. Some clients may prefer hands-on learning, while others may prefer to read or watch videos. You could then provide the client with information in a way that suits their learning style, such as demonstrating how to use the fitness equipment or providing written instructions in simple language. Additionally, you could provide the client with opportunities to ask questions and provide feedback, such as offering a follow-up appointment or providing a contact person for further assistance.
To informally assess the reading level of this client, you could use a variety of techniques. For example, you could ask the client to read a short passage and then summarize the main points in their own words. Alternatively, you could ask the client to read a list of common words and then ask them to define each word. You could also ask the client about their past experience with reading and writing, or ask them to fill out a short questionnaire about their literacy skills. Based on the results of this assessment, you could adjust your approach to providing information to better meet the client’s needs.