Adults with developmental disabilities are a challenging population in the rehab world. They typically have deficits in sensory motor, visual perceptual and communication skills that impact every aspect of daily living and present with maladaptive behaviors such as agitation or self injury which impacts safety and learning functional skills.
This premium Seminar-on-Demand course provides insight on the impairments associated with the most common types of intellectual and developmental disabilities, and introduces assessments and interventions that promote engagement, skill development and quality of life. In-depth case studies, photographs and videos are provided to enhance the learning experience. The information gained from this course is invaluable for therapists who provide consultation or direct services either in residential or adult day programs. The course concludes with an examination of the special needs of individuals ranging in age from adolescence to geriatric, including those with dementia, visual impairments and the deaf-blind population.
This Seminar-On-Demand is 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
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- Adapting activities and teaching strategies to increase
- Defining "Developmental Disability"
- Overview of common development disability
- Discussion of common coexisting health conditions in development disability
- Specialized Need Areas
- The role of PT and OT
- The Functional Communication Profile-Revised (FCP-R)
- Generalized VS Splinter skills
- Remedial VS Adaptive models
- Overview of behavioral based therapies and interventions
- Grading activities
- Sensory reinforcement
- Adding sensory components and stimulation
- Success only activities
- Multisensory or best sensory approach
- Training tips
- Strategies to promote functional grasp
- Visual challenges and developmental disabilities
- Medical-based interventions
- Intervention strategies
- Raised/angled activities
- Dementia symptoms in general population
- Developing prevocational skills
- Social skill challenges: Autism and other DXs
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on a study of working with adults with developmental disabilities.
At the conclusion of this course the participant will be able to:
- List the three domains in the DSM5 diagnostic criteria for Intellectual Disabilities
- List seven disorders that frequently coexist with developmental disabilities
- Identify eight diagnoses considered to be developmental disabilities
- List eight assessment tools appropriate to use with the developmentally disabled population
- Identify five intervention models or approaches used with adults with developmental disabilities
- Recognize the difference between “sensory reinforcement” and “sensory diet”.
- List nine general teaching or training strategies used with the developmentally disabled population
- List eight strategies to slow down an individual’s eating pace
- Identify five environmental adaptations for individuals with visual impairments
- List nine common symptoms of visual impairment seen in individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
- Identify three visual impairments that are occur in higher rates in individuals with down Syndrome and three others that occur in higher rates in individuals with cerebral palsy
- List five apps that promote communication, social, motor or functional skills
- Identify five symptoms of dementia
- Identify five benefits of animal assisted therapies
- Identify five types of adaptive dining equipment that promote safety and function for individuals who have decreased coordination, a weak grasp, tremors, or visual impairment.
- List five activity adaptations that promote upright sitting posture
- List four behavioral or skill changes that suggest a person with IDD is developing dementia
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Contact Hours: 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Recreation/Activities Director, Nursing Home Admins, Social Workers.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
This course is offered for 0.40 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial - Barbara Smith is employed by Shore Educational Collaborative and receives a salary. Baraba Smith receives payments ffrom HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No revelant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.