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Care of Those With Disabilities: Clients with Intellectual Disabilities

Care of Those With Disabilities

Clients with Intellectual Disabilities

IMPORTANT!! Please check the Board Approval Information below to ensure the course is approved by your professional board and will provide the CE credits you need.

Course Description

The Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities has mandated that 4 hours of annual in-service training or continuing education must be completed by direct care workers giving care to those with disabilities, and be related to the specific needs of at least one recipient being currently served by the direct care worker. (See Appendix C of the iBudget Handbook.) This course has been created to expand the skills of those giving direct care and attendance to clients with intellectual disabilities and to meet this educational requirement and to meet general continuing education requirements.

Purpose and Objectives

  • List the three characteristics that define Intellectual Disabilities (ID).
  • Identify common conditions associated with ID.
  • Relate the four IQ categories of ID to the percentage of population
    affect, and the need for supportive care.
  • Utilize several approaches that will help when communicating with
    those who have ID.
  • Relate anxious, aggressive behaviors to the needs the client with ID
    may have, and their inabilities to communicate sufficiently.
  • Become familiar with the ABCs of assessing aggressive or anxious
    behaviors.
  • Identify physical challenges that my complicate care of those with ID.

About the Author

Linda S. Greenfield, RN, PhD

Linda is the educational administrator, author and instructor for Consultants for the Future. She is a graduate from Iowa State University and Columbia Pacific University and was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities as a doctorial student. She has taught hundreds of seminars and authored home study courses for over thirty five years in healthcare continuing education.

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Her clinical experiences include acute and long term care, including experience as a flight nurse in the US Air Force and as an educator in a college based nursing program. Linda has a passion for life-long learning and is always on the breaking edge of the latest information in health and healing, integrating both conventional and alternative approaches. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics into easy to understand concepts with practical applications for everyday needs. Linda has been honored as a keynote speaker at several conferences and conventions, including the Spring 2005 conference of the Iowa Department of Health where she spoke about energy healing.

Board Approval Information

Care of Those With Disabilities
Clients with Intellectual Disabilities

The Florida Boards (Provider No. 50-435): Nursing, Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology (clinical), Occupational, Therapy Practice, Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, and Marriage and Family Therapy, Nursing Home Administration
The Ohio Board of Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology (Provider No. 40-435)
The District of Columbia Board of Nursing (Provider No. 50-435)
The Alabama Board of Occupational Therapy (Provider No. 50-435)
The Georgia Board of Nursing (Provider No. 50-435)
The Iowa Board of Nursing, (Provider No. 61)
The California Board of Nursing, (Provider No. 04422)

The Course meets the requirements of the Minnesota, Ohio, Nevada, and Kentucky Boards of Nursing, and other states by reciprocity.

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