Posts about Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Obstacles to Healthcare for People with IDD
Providing health care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities requires understanding multiple factors and numerous challenges.
Developing Supervisory Skills in QIDPs
For IDD service providers, improving the supervisory skills of their qualified intellectual disability professionals (QIDPs) is an essential part of any DSP retention strategy.
Addressing the Other Causes of DSP Turnover
The average turnover rate for direct support professionals (DSPs) at organizations that provide services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is 45%. Here are the some of the reasons why.
What Makes a Successful DSP, and How Do You Find More?
What do you look for when interviewing DSP candidates? I’ve asked that question of providers across the country, and the same characteristics come up again and again...
Recognizing and Treating Compassion Fatigue in DSPs
Your Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are especially susceptible to compassion fatigue and it can lead to your most caring and committed DSPs leaving the job.
Credentialing for Direct Support Professionals
Shouldn’t we invest in DSPs’ knowledge, competency-based skills and professional values that lead to credentials and career ladders
Using Video for Skill Acquisition
Video modeling is one way IDD providers can use technology to help the individuals they serve learn new skills and gain independence.
How Assessments Can Help Human Services Providers
Once a new employee is hired and onboarded, assessments can provide important insights into their competencies, knowledge, skills, and characteristics.
Using Assessments for Hiring, Retention, and Employee Development
One tool for decreasing turnover is personnel assessments, which can help you hire better employees and retain your best employees.
5 Ways to Show Appreciation for DSPs During the Holidays
The holidays are a great opportunity to make your DSPs. feel appreciated. Showing appreciation can go a long way in boosting employee morale and retention.
DSP Retention: Nurture Your Newbies, Reward Your Veterans
Like any other initiative, the keys to creating a successful peer mentoring program include building buy-in and determining how you will evaluate effectiveness.
IDD Workforce Crisis: National Core Indicators Report by The Numbers
By 2020, it is estimated that the number of individuals with ID/DD in need of residential in-home and day supports is expected to rise from an estimated 1,015,000 in 2003 to 1,400,000 in 2020, an increase of about 38%.
Disaster Preparedness Guide to Ensuring Continuity of Care Among Those With IDD
From the devastation of 2017’s major hurricanes to the mass evacuations following fires of the Midwest, disasters disrupt continuity of, ....
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