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Developmental Disabilities Care

  1. Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    This course presents current information on the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Common terminology, characteristics, screening recommendations, diagnostic criteria, and management of ASD is presented. Participants will learn the diagnostic criteria and distinguishing characteristics of Autism, Asperger's Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified. Best practices and intervention planning for individuals of all ages are discussed.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 3
    • Diagnostic Criteria and Distinguishing Characteristics
    • Characteristics of Autism, Asperger's Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder
    $39.99
  2. Working with People with Physical Disabilities

    This course has been specifically designed to prepare individuals for working with individuals with physical disabilities as a caregiver in an in-home setting.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand the Needs of a Person With a Physical Disability
    • Be More Prepared to Work With a Client With a Physical Disability
    $15.99
  3. Developmental Disabilities

    Developmental Disabilities
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Identify Causes and Types of Developmental Disabilities
    • How to Best Provide Home Care for Someone With a Developmental Disability
    $19.99
  4. Professional Boundaries

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with information about professional boundary issues. Professional boundaries provide a framework for professionals to establish safe and effective helping relationships. Boundaries promote trust and safeguard the client’s and family’s needs as the focus of concern. Many professional organizations provide ethical principles and standards that assist professionals in establishing and maintaining ethical conduct, However, situations may arise when a professional crosses or violates boundaries. These boundary transgressions occur along a continuum and may result in harm to the client or family. Case scenarios will be used to illustrate boundary transgressions and to recognize the appropriate role of the professional. Throughout the course, ethics and standards will be explained to guide the learner to an understanding of how to apply these kinds of tools to decision-making. Finally, the course will conclude with a brief discussion of organizational responsibilities for ethical practice.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    $19.99
  5. HIPAA - Overview for Assisted Living and Residential Care

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Protecting the privacy of resident information is an important responsibility. An overview of HIPAA privacy regulations and how they apply to residential care will be provided. The course engages learners in learning what information is protected and what safeguards should be in place to comply with the regulations.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • HIPAA and the Importance of Confidentiality
    • How the Privacy Laws Apply to Assisted Living and Residential Care
    $19.99
  6. Monitoring Clients for Changes of Condition

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with how to recognize a change of condition in residents and the elements of monitoring. Evaluation strategies are provided, with steps to take to respond to a change of condition. The course engages the learner in learning how to think about, respond to, and monitor a client’s change of condition.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • How to Respond to a Change of Condition
    • Recognize Common Reasons for Change In Condition
    $19.99
  7. Cultural Competence and Sensitivity in the LBGTQ Community

    The purpose of the course is to familiarize the learner with the LGBTQ community and to provide guidelines for providing culturally sensitive care. Key terminology is presented. The course helps the learner to identify ways that ensure the provision of culturally competent and informed care, including staff training.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • General Guidelines In The Care Of The LGBTQ Community
    • Information About Gender Identity
    $19.99
  8. Managing Nutritional Status: Malnutrition and Dehydration

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with nutrition, malnutrition and dehydration, and the impact on the older adult. Information on challenges associated eating and nutrition, the impact of the dining environment on nutritional status, and ways to prevent malnutrition and dehydration will be presented. This course engages the learners in how to assist a person with eating and identify the signs of malnutrition and dehydration.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Nutritional Needs of the Senior Population
    • Safe Food Preparation and Storage
    $19.99
  9. Elder Abuse and Mandatory Reporting

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with elder abuse and neglect. This course will introduce the learner to the problem of elder abuse, its consequences, and the risk factors that make people vulnerable to abuse. We will learn about the different kinds of elder abuse, why they happen, how to recognize their effects on victims, and how to prevent them happening. We will also learn about the obligations of healthcare providers to report suspected elder abuse, as well as how to make a report to the proper authorities and intervention partners.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • Elder Abuse and its Risk Factors
    • Elder Care
    $29.99
  10. Mental Health Disorders and Care of Those with Trauma

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with information about mental health disorders and to provide understanding about the role of trauma in mental illness. We will begin the course by providing a context for mental health and mental illness and by taking a historical view that examines social and cultural perspectives on mental health. We will review the prevalence of mental health disorders in the United States and across the world and examine subsets of the population, including older adults. Information on common classes of mental health disorders will be given. The course will provide an understanding of trauma in the development of mental illness. Barriers to accessing care and treatment will be discussed, including the role of stigma and poverty. Case examples will be interspersed throughout the course to illustrate how mental health conditions may be experienced by older adults. As we discuss specific disorders, information will be provided on effective treatments used to restore mental health, including trauma-informed interventions.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    $19.99
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