ERIC Number: ED415396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Communication Skills for OMRDD Direct Care Workers Distance Learning Program. Video Guide.
Denny, Verna Haskins
Adapted from a larger distance learning program, this video guide is designed for use by students who feel most comfortable working within the video modality. It contains self-study exercises for development of job-related reading, writing, problem-solving, and reasoning skills required of direct care workers. This independent, self-paced course is divided into 10 theme areas, each relating to a work task that is part of the direct care worker's job. Each theme area is divided into separate units each planned to take about 1 hour to complete. The materials are related to three videotapes. Each unit consists of these components: job context, communication skills covered, objectives, materials list, introduction, description of videotape material, learning activities, and supplements. Theme areas are as follows: introduction to distance learning and reflections on the relationship between direct care work and communication skills; writing notes and narratives; incident reports; individualized planning process; medications; communicating and connecting with individuals; managing daily living activities; improving productivity and job efficiency through personal development; preview of direct care for transitional workers; and career-related college and academic skills. Appendixes include the following: a form to evaluate the guide, information on how to study and manage your time effectively, topics and learning objectives, and answer key. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Caregiver Role, Caregivers, Communication Skills, Developmental Disabilities, Distance Education, Guides, Health Personnel, Individual Development, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Medical Services, Planning, Reading Skills, Time Management, Videotape Recordings, Writing Skills
Center for Advanced Study in Education, City University of New York, 25 West 43rd Street, Room 620, New York, NY 10038.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.; New York Governor's Office of Employee Relations, Albany.; Civil Service Employees Association, Inc., Albany, NY.; New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, Albany.
Note: For related documents, see CE 075 603-606.