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2013-2014 Catalog 
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

APTR 106 - Introduction, Best Practices for Direct Support Specialists (5)

The student will have orientation to the role of the Direct Support Professional: Co-worker, mentor, and supervisory relationships. The course includes an overview of specialized and technical knowledge unique to the work environment, developmental disabilities, behavioral health, child development/welfare, fragile elders, substance abuse, traumatic brain injury, and at-risk youth. Health and medical concerns unique to the work environment will be addressed. An introduction to roles of specialists/ consultants supporting service participants is included as are recognition and correction of hazards in the workplace. Eliciting, respecting, and actively supporting participant choices and preferences is emphasized.