Provides an overview of DSPaths and introduce students to the importance of understanding and utilizing assessments. The course provides training on augmented alternative communication systems and discusses the importance of self-determination and interpersonal communication. Includes 15 hours of classroom instruction (1-credit hour) of the required 60 hours of classroom instruction for the certificate of initial proficiency in DSPaths credentialing training through the Ohio Alliance of Direct Support Providers (OADSP) curriculum. Graded Bg/NBg.
- Be able to provide an overview of DPATHS
- Understand the importance of understanding and utilizing assessments
- Understand the importance of utilizing augmented alternative communication systems
- Understand the importance of Interpersonal communication
- Understand the importance of Self-determination
Success in this 1 credit hour course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of 15 hours over the length of the course (normally 1 hour per unit per week with 1 of the hours used for lecture) for instruction and preparation/studying or course related activities for a total of 45 hours. Go to: http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=academicaffairs&p=/definitionandassignmentofcredithours/ for the policy and examples for different types of courses and credit hour offerings.
Grading Scale: Badge/No Badge
Evaluation: 100% completion of badge criteria
As a longtime employee in the field of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Heather's goal is to continue to educate employees, stakeholders, and the greater community about disabilities, to advance the agenda for greater knowledge, better funding, acceptance, and equal treatment.
Currently, Heather works as a training and development specialist for Johnson County Developmental Supports. She is responsible for creating and maintaining training content for both licensing requirements and supplemental training needs.