The Bridge School
Self-Determination Program

The Role of the Mentor

Mentors participate as guides, coaches and role models. Mentors:

  • Give clear feedback to their mentees
  • Model strategies for communication and positive interactions
  • Offer encouragement and praise
  • Lead role-play activities to practice and prepare to use AAC tools in real-life situations
  • Brainstorm solutions to problems that arise
  • Help mentees to plan ahead to avoid potential barriers
  • Celebrate success!