Choice Making for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Choice Making for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) continue to face barriers to participating as equal members of society. They are often seen as unable to make choices or problem solve in their daily life. As a direct support professional, you have the opportunity to help teach these skills to the individuals you serve, and help them assert their thoughts, desires, and goals. This course provides you with an overview of teaching and supporting the choice-making process for people with IDD. You will also learn how to empower individuals to make choices, about different techniques for offering choice-making, and how to teach problem-solving skills to the people you support. This course is written for direct support professionals and frontline supervisors who support people with IDD.

$19.95

Hours: 1.00
REL-IDD-0-CMPIDD

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (6 Match)

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1832322

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

1.0 HOURS


California Department of Social Services Adult Residential Facilities

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of Adult Residential Facilities.

Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-735-2
Approval # 224-0143-29468

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

California Department of Social Services Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program Continuing Education training courses.

Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-733-2
Approval # 224-0143-29522

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

California Department of Social Services Group Homes

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of Group Homes.

Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-730-2
Approval # 224-0143-29467

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-IDD-0-CMPIDD
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2022
Learning Objectives:
List strategies for empowering in individuals with IDD to make their own choices.
Apply different strategies for offering choice-making for individuals with varying communication abilities.
Identify steps to teach problem-solving skills to individuals with IDD.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Supporting People to Make Choices A. The Reason for Justin’s Bad Night B. What is wrong? C. The Importance of Having Control D. Review: Justin’s Routines E. Summary Section 3: Building Blocks to Empowerment A. What Does Empowerment Look and Feel Like? B. The Building Blocks of the Empowerment C. Block One: Increasing Life Experiences D. Block Two: Building Self-Esteem E. Block Three: Developing Assertiveness F. Block Four: Enhancing Capabilities G. Block Five: Providing Choices H. Block Six: Maximizing Support I. Review J. Section Summary Section 4: Strategies for Offering Choices A. Making Choices is a Skill You Can Teach B. What is Consent and Capacity? C. Understanding Communication Style in Choice-Making D. Using Verbal Choice Making Techniques E. Using Visual Choice Making Techniques F. Helping Non-Verbal Responders Make Choices and Assert Control G. Approaching, Avoiding, and Neutral Actions H. Choose the Right Choice Offering Strategy I. Respecting the Choice J. The Dignity of Risk K. Annabelle’s Journey to the Restaurant L. Summary Section 5: Teaching Problem-Solving Skills A. Problem-Solving Skills Impact All Areas of Life B. The First Step of Problem Solving: Defining the Problem C. The Second Step of Problem Solving: Generating Solution Alternatives D. The Third Step of Problem Solving: Evaluating and Selecting Solution Alternatives E. The Forth Step of Problem Solving: Create a Plan of Action F. Using a Graphic Organizer to Visualize Alternatives G. Sherry’s Problem H. Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!

Instructor: Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH
Nellie Galindo received her Masters of Social Work and Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked with individuals with disabilities in several different settings, including working as a direct service provider for individuals with mental illness and leading a youth program for young adults with disabilities. She has facilitated and created trainings for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the areas of self-advocacy, healthy relationships, sexual health education, and violence and abuse prevention. Mrs. Galindo has worked in state government assisting individuals with disabilities obtain accessible health information in their communities, as well as utilizing the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to healthcare services. Disclosure: Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Intermediate level Direct Support Professionals; Intermediate level General Staff; in the following settings: Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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