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How can I help him to learn to write?

KorneliaKornelia Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited August 2018 in Learning difficulties
I am a support worker in a mental health rehabilitation centre. I am a keyworker and recently my client expressed his wish to learn basic writing and spelling. He can read ( self taught) and he is overall a well informed, pleasant man. 
Problems : mild learning disability, schizophrenia ( he gets depots injections of anti- psychotic drug), mild alcoholism ( 2-3 beers a day).
My management is reluctant to send him for a course without seeing at what level of writing skills he is and they think he will not focus and not attend the course. I am just a junior support worker with no teaching experience, but I would like to help him. 
His schizophrenia is well maintained with monthly depot injections so there is no risk that this will distract him from learning.
I am just afraid that our brain uses different certain areas when we read and when we write, and it might be difficult for him.

I would be very grateful if someone could suggest any paths, organisations, or ways to help him. Anything will help. 
I am planning just to get him a few notebooks and teach him alphabet first. Using books for children is not recommended as he is an adult and this could have been wrongly understood by his care coordinators etc. 

Thank you in advance. 


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