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Care of Those With Disabilities - Clients with Intellectual Disabilities

Care of Those With Disabilities
Clients with Intellectual Disabilities
The Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities has mandated that 4 hours of annual in-service training or continuing education must be completed by direct care workers giving care to those with disabilities, and be related to the specific needs of at least one recipient being currently served by the direct care worker. (See Appendix C of the iBudget Handbook.) This course has been created to expand the skills of those giving direct care and attendance to clients with intellectual disabilities and to meet this educational requirement and to meet general continuing education requirements.
Purpose and Objective

  • List the three characteristics that define Intellectual Disabilities (ID).

  • Identify common conditions associated with ID.

  • Relate the four IQ categories of ID to the percentage of population affect, and the need for supportive care.

  • Utilize several approaches that will help when communicating with those who have ID.

  • Relate anxious, aggressive behaviors to the needs the client with ID may have, and their inabilities to communicate sufficiently.

  • Become familiar with the ABCs of assessing aggressive or anxious behaviors.

  • Identify physical challenges that my complicate care of those with ID.
Board Approval Information for this Course
  • The Florida Boards (Provider No. 50-435)  Nursing,  Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology (clinical),  Occupational Therapy Practice  Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, and Marriage and Family Therapy  Nursing Home Administration

  • The Ohio Board of Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology (Provider No. 40-435)
  • The District of Columbia Board of Nursing (Provider No. 50-435)
  • The Alabama Board of Occupational Therapy (Provider No. 50-435)
  • The Georgia Board of Nursing (Provider No. 50-435)
  • The Iowa Board of Nursing, (Provider No. 61)
  • The California Board of Nursing, (Provider No. 04422)
  • The Course meets the requirements of the Minnesota, Ohio, Nevada, and Kentucky Boards of Nursing, and other states by reciprocity.
    Author: Linda S. Greenfield
    Contact Hours: 1
    Cost: $5
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