Episode 13:

Growing Your TREE Skills

Published: November 2011: Updated September 2013, August 2017


In part 2 on the TREE Framework we explore in more detail the application of the this Framework—more specifically we see how it applies to adapting and modifying activities for people with an intellectual disability.

This is a follow-up episode to An Introduction to the TREE Framework.

Here, we’re going to explore a little more how the TREE framework can help you adapt and modify activities to make them more inclusive.

In particular—we’re going to tackle a toughie!

Over the years we’ve been constantly asked the question—how do you adapt and modify activities for groups that include people with an intellectual disability?

Not being ones to shy away from a tough question, we’re going to address this here today.

Of course, this is not the definitive answer—the enormous diversity of contexts and circumstances makes this, naturally, a broad generalisation.

But hopefully you’ll see that our Teaching Tips here are based on some sound theory and are practical across a range of contexts.

Again, we’ve produced a 10 minute video for you—and included a transcript of the video for you to download.

We will keep revisiting the TREE framework in the future but, like we said, hopefully this gives you a greater understanding about how to apply this tool in the future.

Thanks, and we’ll see you in the next episode.

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About the author: Peter Downs

About the author: Peter Downs

Founding Director - The Inclusion Club

Peter is Founding Director of The Inclusion Club and Manager of Play by the Rules – a national initiative to promote safe, fair and inclusive sport. Peter has worked for over 25 years in the field of inclusive sport, disability sport and physical activity including 17 years managing the Australian Sports Commission’s Disability Sport Unit.  In 2013 Peter was fortunate enough to receive a Churchill Fellowship to study models of best practice in inclusive sport and physical activity.