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Caring for those with Developmental Disabilities
Caring for those with Developmental Disabilities
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Gerontology and Aging enables any organization to understand and care for end-of-life concerns, social lives, and address the business challenges and care topics of long-term care organizations.
Gerontology and Aging enables any organization to understand and care for end-of-life concerns, social lives, and address the business challenges and care topics of long-term care organizations.
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Equip the staff with the underlying training to address the unforeseen issues with many patients and residents.
Equip the staff with the underlying training to address the unforeseen issues with many patients and residents.
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Provide nationally accredited CE for Occupational and Physical Therapist alike.
Provide nationally accredited CE for Occupational and Physical Therapist alike.
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Workforce Compliance for Post-Acute organizations
Workforce Compliance for Post-Acute organizations
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Few people think deeply about later life and the ways our culture and others have defined it and yet, most of us are likely to have preconceptions and sometimes false beliefs about aging and old age. Most...
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Few people think deeply about later life and the ways our culture and others have defined it and yet, most of us are likely to have preconceptions and sometimes false beliefs about aging and old age. Most people are preoccupied with their current lives and plans for the future: education, friends, relationships, careers, finances, and other markers of adulthood. Yet all cultures convey overt or covert messages and sometimes fears about old age. In this course, you will learn more about how society constructs old age as a distinct period of life. We will consider the importance of social class, race and ethnicity, and gender in defining people’s lives and opportunities. We will also focus on the myths and inaccuracies our culture perpetuates about aging, individuals in later life, and the process of growing old. Such beliefs not only pattern our own expectations about growing old but also have social, personal, and political consequences for older people themselves. We will also examine career opportunities in social gerontology. How gerontology developed as a field of study and the research methods used in social gerontology are also discussed.
Few people think deeply about later life and the ways our culture and others have defined it and yet, most of us are likely to have preconceptions and sometimes false beliefs about aging and old age. Most people are preoccupied with their current lives and plans for the future: education, friends, relationships, careers, finances, and other markers of adulthood. Yet all cultures convey overt or covert messages and sometimes fears about old age. In this course, you will learn more about how society constructs old age as a distinct period of life. We will consider the importance of social class, race and ethnicity, and gender in defining people’s lives and opportunities. We will also focus on the myths and inaccuracies our culture perpetuates about aging, individuals in later life, and the process of growing old. Such beliefs not only pattern our own expectations about growing old but also have social, personal, and political consequences for older people themselves. We will also examine career opportunities in social gerontology. How gerontology developed as a field of study and the research methods used in social gerontology are also discussed.
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Aging is shaped by demographic characteristics. As the population grows or shrinks and people move to different areas to live, the experience of aging in society changes. Americans aged 65 and older are...
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Aging is shaped by demographic characteristics. As the population grows or shrinks and people move to different areas to live, the experience of aging in society changes. Americans aged 65 and older are currently more than 11 times the size of this group in 1900, and the proportion is increasing. This large section of society is more likely to live longer and healthier than previous generations, shaping how they will live as they age. This course presents key concepts used to describe population characteristics and how everyone’s life is patterned by demographic characteristics and changes.
Aging is shaped by demographic characteristics. As the population grows or shrinks and people move to different areas to live, the experience of aging in society changes. Americans aged 65 and older are currently more than 11 times the size of this group in 1900, and the proportion is increasing. This large section of society is more likely to live longer and healthier than previous generations, shaping how they will live as they age. This course presents key concepts used to describe population characteristics and how everyone’s life is patterned by demographic characteristics and changes.
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Theories help us understand patterns of behaviors and aspects of social life and are shaped by history and culture. The field of gerontology seeks to understand social, behavioral, and psychological aspects...
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Theories help us understand patterns of behaviors and aspects of social life and are shaped by history and culture. The field of gerontology seeks to understand social, behavioral, and psychological aspects of aging. Since individual aging is deeply intertwined with social change, each theory can best be understood in its relationship to the others. Not surprisingly, aging and old age have been studied from many different perspectives: that of individuals, groups, specific societies, distinct historical periods, comparative studies of societies, and so on. Some researchers seek to find similarities, and others look at change. This course will review the major theories of aging, differentiate between categories of theories, and include views on older adulthood.
Theories help us understand patterns of behaviors and aspects of social life and are shaped by history and culture. The field of gerontology seeks to understand social, behavioral, and psychological aspects of aging. Since individual aging is deeply intertwined with social change, each theory can best be understood in its relationship to the others. Not surprisingly, aging and old age have been studied from many different perspectives: that of individuals, groups, specific societies, distinct historical periods, comparative studies of societies, and so on. Some researchers seek to find similarities, and others look at change. This course will review the major theories of aging, differentiate between categories of theories, and include views on older adulthood.
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Using the science of aging to improve the end of life represents a challenge, perhaps the greatest yet to face medical science. Solutions will not come easily the greatest human ingenuity will be needed to...
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Using the science of aging to improve the end of life represents a challenge, perhaps the greatest yet to face medical science. Solutions will not come easily the greatest human ingenuity will be needed to meet this challenge. Understanding longevity and life span are steps to improving the quality of health care and life as we age. This course will look at how we age biologically and the changes that occur, options for healthcare in later life, and the challenges of paying for healthcare needs of an aging population.
Using the science of aging to improve the end of life represents a challenge, perhaps the greatest yet to face medical science. Solutions will not come easily the greatest human ingenuity will be needed to meet this challenge. Understanding longevity and life span are steps to improving the quality of health care and life as we age. This course will look at how we age biologically and the changes that occur, options for healthcare in later life, and the challenges of paying for healthcare needs of an aging population.
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Who we are as adults is a process that begins in childhood and is shaped by society. Socialization is a lifelong process that only ends when we die. Social norms and how we understand ourselves can change and...
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Who we are as adults is a process that begins in childhood and is shaped by society. Socialization is a lifelong process that only ends when we die. Social norms and how we understand ourselves can change and are shaped by the society in which we live. Our personality, who we are as individuals, can be understood through theories of development. Theorists have proposed a variety of ways that we develop and how these impact our aging process. In addition, we will explore theories of personality development with specific focus on how each of these theories informs our personalities in later life.
Who we are as adults is a process that begins in childhood and is shaped by society. Socialization is a lifelong process that only ends when we die. Social norms and how we understand ourselves can change and are shaped by the society in which we live. Our personality, who we are as individuals, can be understood through theories of development. Theorists have proposed a variety of ways that we develop and how these impact our aging process. In addition, we will explore theories of personality development with specific focus on how each of these theories informs our personalities in later life.
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a group of developmental disorders characterized by ongoing social problems, repetitive behaviors, and symptoms that appear early in childhood and impact functioning...
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a group of developmental disorders characterized by ongoing social problems, repetitive behaviors, and symptoms that appear early in childhood and impact functioning socially. Individuals identified with an Autism spectrum disorder may be mildly impaired or severely disabled. This course will provide an overview of Autism spectrum disorder and diagnostic criteria. Current methods of early identification and treatment options will also be included.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a group of developmental disorders characterized by ongoing social problems, repetitive behaviors, and symptoms that appear early in childhood and impact functioning socially. Individuals identified with an Autism spectrum disorder may be mildly impaired or severely disabled. This course will provide an overview of Autism spectrum disorder and diagnostic criteria. Current methods of early identification and treatment options will also be included.
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Friendships and connections with others play a very important role in the development and well-being of all people. However, those with developmental disabilities often have very few or no close personal...
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Friendships and connections with others play a very important role in the development and well-being of all people. However, those with developmental disabilities often have very few or no close personal connections and friendships within their communities. U.S. law offers people with developmental disabilities a safeguard in the form of a requirement that services offer the "most integrated" way to meet each person's needs. This course will teach current and future Direct Support Professionals methods for supporting clients in building and maintaining healthy social relationships. This course is designed for entry-level Direct Support Professionals.
Friendships and connections with others play a very important role in the development and well-being of all people. However, those with developmental disabilities often have very few or no close personal connections and friendships within their communities. U.S. law offers people with developmental disabilities a safeguard in the form of a requirement that services offer the "most integrated" way to meet each person's needs. This course will teach current and future Direct Support Professionals methods for supporting clients in building and maintaining healthy social relationships. This course is designed for entry-level Direct Support Professionals.
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Historically, those living with developmental disabilities in the United States faced much discrimination, segregation from others and exclusion from education, work, housing, and even from routine daily...
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Historically, those living with developmental disabilities in the United States faced much discrimination, segregation from others and exclusion from education, work, housing, and even from routine daily activities. Today, people with developmental disorders have the same basic legal, civil and human rights as other citizens. The U.S. Constitution, federal laws, and federal court decisions have established these rights. This course will teach current and future Direct Support Professionals strategies for advocating for their clients and promoting their civil rights. This course is designed for entry-level Direct Support Professionals.
Historically, those living with developmental disabilities in the United States faced much discrimination, segregation from others and exclusion from education, work, housing, and even from routine daily activities. Today, people with developmental disorders have the same basic legal, civil and human rights as other citizens. The U.S. Constitution, federal laws, and federal court decisions have established these rights. This course will teach current and future Direct Support Professionals strategies for advocating for their clients and promoting their civil rights. This course is designed for entry-level Direct Support Professionals.
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Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) mandates that those with disabilities will be afforded equal opportunity to benefit from all programs, services, and activities in their communities....
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Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) mandates that those with disabilities will be afforded equal opportunity to benefit from all programs, services, and activities in their communities. Community Inclusion Programs are designed to empower families and those with developmental disorders with the tools necessary to access supportive community members, community services, resources, activities and programs. This course will teach current and future Direct Support Professionals ways to promote community inclusion for clients, patients, and residents. This course is designed for entry-level Direct Support Professionals.
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) mandates that those with disabilities will be afforded equal opportunity to benefit from all programs, services, and activities in their communities. Community Inclusion Programs are designed to empower families and those with developmental disorders with the tools necessary to access supportive community members, community services, resources, activities and programs. This course will teach current and future Direct Support Professionals ways to promote community inclusion for clients, patients, and residents. This course is designed for entry-level Direct Support Professionals.
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An eating disorder is an illness that causes serious disturbances in your everyday diet. Severe distress or concern about body weight or shape may also characterize an eating disorder. This course will...
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An eating disorder is an illness that causes serious disturbances in your everyday diet. Severe distress or concern about body weight or shape may also characterize an eating disorder. This course will examine eating disorders and how to treat them.
An eating disorder is an illness that causes serious disturbances in your everyday diet. Severe distress or concern about body weight or shape may also characterize an eating disorder. This course will examine eating disorders and how to treat them.
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An eating disorder is an illness that causes serious disturbances in your everyday diet. Severe distress or concern about body weight or shape may also characterize an eating disorder. This course will...
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An eating disorder is an illness that causes serious disturbances in your everyday diet. Severe distress or concern about body weight or shape may also characterize an eating disorder. This course will examine eating disorders and how to treat them.
An eating disorder is an illness that causes serious disturbances in your everyday diet. Severe distress or concern about body weight or shape may also characterize an eating disorder. This course will examine eating disorders and how to treat them.
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Those with developmental disabilities generally need a team of specialists to help them navigate the education system and find and keep paid employment. Direct Support Professionals assist and support clients...
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Those with developmental disabilities generally need a team of specialists to help them navigate the education system and find and keep paid employment. Direct Support Professionals assist and support clients in learning new skills and strategies in school and at work.They may teach life skills or skills related to work, including job-specific skills, appropriate work behaviors and working with others. This course will teach current and future Direct Support Professionals methods for supporting clients, patients, and residents in education and employment. This course is designed for entry-level Direct Support Professionals
Those with developmental disabilities generally need a team of specialists to help them navigate the education system and find and keep paid employment. Direct Support Professionals assist and support clients in learning new skills and strategies in school and at work.They may teach life skills or skills related to work, including job-specific skills, appropriate work behaviors and working with others. This course will teach current and future Direct Support Professionals methods for supporting clients, patients, and residents in education and employment. This course is designed for entry-level Direct Support Professionals
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The abuse of elders is a tragic and growing problem. Elder abuse can affect people of all ethnic and social backgrounds. Abuse impacts both the victim and those who care for him or her. It is important for...
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The abuse of elders is a tragic and growing problem. Elder abuse can affect people of all ethnic and social backgrounds. Abuse impacts both the victim and those who care for him or her. It is important for anyone working with or caring for an elder to know the signs of abuse as well as how to report any concerns. This course defines elder abuse, identifies populations of elderly at risk for abuse, and mandated reporting status and requirements.
The abuse of elders is a tragic and growing problem. Elder abuse can affect people of all ethnic and social backgrounds. Abuse impacts both the victim and those who care for him or her. It is important for anyone working with or caring for an elder to know the signs of abuse as well as how to report any concerns. This course defines elder abuse, identifies populations of elderly at risk for abuse, and mandated reporting status and requirements.
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The abuse of elders is a tragic and growing problem. Elder abuse can affect people of all ethnic and social backgrounds. Abuse impacts both the victim and those who care for him or her. It is important for...
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The abuse of elders is a tragic and growing problem. Elder abuse can affect people of all ethnic and social backgrounds. Abuse impacts both the victim and those who care for him or her. It is important for anyone working with or caring for an elder to know the signs of abuse as well as how to report any concerns. This course defines elder abuse, identifies populations of elderly at risk for abuse, and mandated reporting status and requirements.
The abuse of elders is a tragic and growing problem. Elder abuse can affect people of all ethnic and social backgrounds. Abuse impacts both the victim and those who care for him or her. It is important for anyone working with or caring for an elder to know the signs of abuse as well as how to report any concerns. This course defines elder abuse, identifies populations of elderly at risk for abuse, and mandated reporting status and requirements.
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As our lifespan has increased, our health care needs will continue to increase. Demands for more healthcare professionals with increased training in geriatric needs will also continue to increase in the years...
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As our lifespan has increased, our health care needs will continue to increase. Demands for more healthcare professionals with increased training in geriatric needs will also continue to increase in the years ahead. Healthcare professionals should be prepared to meet the challenges and issues of an aging patient population. Creating and implementing geriatric goals and care plans help elderly individuals communicate their interests concerning their illnesses and/or disabilities. This course will discuss the need for geriatric care plans and the steps to create them through a multi-disciplinary care team.
As our lifespan has increased, our health care needs will continue to increase. Demands for more healthcare professionals with increased training in geriatric needs will also continue to increase in the years ahead. Healthcare professionals should be prepared to meet the challenges and issues of an aging patient population. Creating and implementing geriatric goals and care plans help elderly individuals communicate their interests concerning their illnesses and/or disabilities. This course will discuss the need for geriatric care plans and the steps to create them through a multi-disciplinary care team.
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As our lifespan has increased, our health care needs will continue to increase. Demands for more healthcare professionals with increased training in geriatric needs will also continue to increase in the years...
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As our lifespan has increased, our health care needs will continue to increase. Demands for more healthcare professionals with increased training in geriatric needs will also continue to increase in the years ahead. Healthcare professionals should be prepared to meet the challenges and issues of an aging patient population. Creating and implementing geriatric goals and care plans help elderly individuals communicate their interests concerning their illnesses and/or disabilities. This course will discuss the need for geriatric care plans and the steps to create them through a multi-disciplinary care team.
As our lifespan has increased, our health care needs will continue to increase. Demands for more healthcare professionals with increased training in geriatric needs will also continue to increase in the years ahead. Healthcare professionals should be prepared to meet the challenges and issues of an aging patient population. Creating and implementing geriatric goals and care plans help elderly individuals communicate their interests concerning their illnesses and/or disabilities. This course will discuss the need for geriatric care plans and the steps to create them through a multi-disciplinary care team.
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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is the field of endeavor addressing the communication and related needs of people who experience significant communication impairments. One's Quality of Life...
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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is the field of endeavor addressing the communication and related needs of people who experience significant communication impairments. One's Quality of Life is dramatically and drastically altered when their ability to use natural speech is compromised, especially those with complex communication needs. The goal of AAC is to help people find the most effective communication possible. This course discusses AAC, who needs it, what tools are used, and how people are assessed during the process.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is the field of endeavor addressing the communication and related needs of people who experience significant communication impairments. One's Quality of Life is dramatically and drastically altered when their ability to use natural speech is compromised, especially those with complex communication needs. The goal of AAC is to help people find the most effective communication possible. This course discusses AAC, who needs it, what tools are used, and how people are assessed during the process.
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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is the field of endeavor addressing the communication and related needs of people who experience significant communication impairments. One's Quality of Life...
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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is the field of endeavor addressing the communication and related needs of people who experience significant communication impairments. One's Quality of Life is dramatically and drastically altered when their ability to use natural speech is compromised, especially those with complex communication needs. The goal of AAC is to help people find the most effective communication possible. This course discusses AAC, who needs it, what tools are used, and how people are assessed during the process.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is the field of endeavor addressing the communication and related needs of people who experience significant communication impairments. One's Quality of Life is dramatically and drastically altered when their ability to use natural speech is compromised, especially those with complex communication needs. The goal of AAC is to help people find the most effective communication possible. This course discusses AAC, who needs it, what tools are used, and how people are assessed during the process.
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Since the 1980's, palliative care programs have become more available in the United States. All healthcare providers benefit from a clear understanding of palliative care in order to assist their patients in...
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Since the 1980's, palliative care programs have become more available in the United States. All healthcare providers benefit from a clear understanding of palliative care in order to assist their patients in their overall treatment and care needs. This course will introduce you to palliative care and what it means to healthcare professionals and patients as well as how to know when and how to make a patient referral.
Since the 1980's, palliative care programs have become more available in the United States. All healthcare providers benefit from a clear understanding of palliative care in order to assist their patients in their overall treatment and care needs. This course will introduce you to palliative care and what it means to healthcare professionals and patients as well as how to know when and how to make a patient referral.
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Positive behavior support focuses on reducing and preventing the challenging behaviors associated with developmental disorders. Positive behavior support has proven to be a successful method for working with...
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Positive behavior support focuses on reducing and preventing the challenging behaviors associated with developmental disorders. Positive behavior support has proven to be a successful method for working with children and youth with developmental disorders. Experience has shown that positive behavior support that fully involves parents or other caregivers more often leads to positive results for clients with developmental disorders. This course will teach current and future Direct Support Professionals how to support clients', patients', and residents' positive behavior.
Positive behavior support focuses on reducing and preventing the challenging behaviors associated with developmental disorders. Positive behavior support has proven to be a successful method for working with children and youth with developmental disorders. Experience has shown that positive behavior support that fully involves parents or other caregivers more often leads to positive results for clients with developmental disorders. This course will teach current and future Direct Support Professionals how to support clients', patients', and residents' positive behavior.
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