Posts about Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Supervision in IDD: Using Checklists to Evaluate DSPs
Creating checklists and sharing them with staff can lead to better supervision, better job performance and better employee morale.
Using Systematic Instruction in Supported Employment
Studies show that one effective way to improve the quality of services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is to make sure they have meaningful work and activity choices.
Tips on Working with Local Businesses for IDD Job Development
Get some tips and guidance on supporting corporations to develop, implement and maintain neurodiversity hiring initiatives.
The 6 Building Blocks of Empowerment in IDD
The process of empowering another person is like building a strong tower of bricks. Here are 6 building blocks for creating a strong foundation for empowerment.
Creating Employment Opportunities for Adults With IDD
For many of us, our jobs give us a sense of purpose and an opportunity to contribute to our communities. The same is true for adults with IDD.
How Bethesda Lutheran Turned DSPs into Leaders
In 2017, Bethesda launched its DSP Leadership Team to engage and empower its direct support professionals. See how the program has done since launching.
Changes to BACB Supervision: What You Need to Know
In December 2018, the BACB announced changes to supervision content and supervisor qualifications, as well as requirements for supervising trainees, RBTs and BCaBAs.
DSP Survey Results: The Need for Respect
It’s clear from the responses we received that a little appreciation can go a long way toward keeping DSPs happy and increasing retention.
DSP Survey Results: The Inside Scoop on Turnover
A nationwide survey puts the weighted average DSP turnover rate at 43.8%, and of those who left, half had been on the job for 12 months or fewer.
DSP Survey Results: Frustrations with Management
There are a number of issues that may be the cause of dissatisfaction with management and supervisors. Take a look at some of our DSP survey results.
4 FAQs about Personnel Assessments for IDD Service Providers
Most sectors of the healthcare industry have been using personnel assessments for years, but these tools are new in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
What Makes IDD Nurses Different?
Finding the right nurse or filling in knowledge gaps of your current nursing staff can improve the quality of life of the individuals you serve, and it may even save lives.
Lack of Nursing Research in the Field of IDD
The lack of research and available evidence-based practice in the field of IDD is apparent. What steps can you take to make an impact on care?
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