** This document is intended to give page by page guidance on how the Leisure skills Questionnaire should be administered. Administrators should read thoroughly before beginning. **
This questionnaire is designed to give insight into how participants currently spend their free time, whether this is decided by them or by others, and to discover new activities that participants may be interested in trying.
-The first section is the quality-of-life questionnaire which gives background into how participants feel about their current situation.
-The second section is designed to give us an understanding as to whether participants currently do each activity, how often they can do it, how satisfied they are with doing it, as well as the importance they place on doing it.
-Finally, after reviewing the ideas and choices on how they would like to spend their free time (noting the similarities and differences) a plan can be made for introducing them to the new activities and teaching them the skills to enable autonomy.
This process must be as simple as possible and giving maximum access to participants and/or their families/carers.
These questions are to verify that the participant understands how to answer using the symbols and/or words to give their answers. If the participant is unable to fully understand or respond to a question, the administrator ticks the “not sure” option. Consider all types of responses, verbal & non-verbal.
The administrator could occasionally ask participants the questions with the * sign, if he/she feels that the beneficiary hasn’t fully understood the question (it’s not necessary to note their response to the star *sign questions).
If the participant is unable to fully understand or respond to the question the administrator ticks the “not sure” option.
Consider all types of responses, verbal & non-verbal.