ERIC Number: ED415397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Communication Skills for OMRDD Direct Care Workers: Distance Learning Study Guide. Instructor's Manual.
Denny, Verna Haskins
This instructor's manual provides an overview, directions, and answer keys for working with the study guide for direct care workers who are enrolled in a self-directed communication skills distance learning program for developmental disabilities workers. It begins with a list of the 12 theme areas and 105 units into which the theme areas are divided. Guidelines are provided for evaluating reading comprehension and writing. The manual is divided into the 12 theme areas and 105 units. These components are provided for each unit: job context, communication skills covered, objectives, purpose of unit, videotape material, descriptions of or guides for evaluating student responses or answer keys to assignments, 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, part 1; incident reports, part 2; 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; career-related college and academic skills; and planning for the future and evaluation of distance learning program. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Caregiver Role, Caregivers, Communication Skills, Developmental Disabilities, Distance Education, Health Personnel, Individual Development, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Medical Services, Mental Health Workers, Mental Retardation, Planning, Reading Skills, Teaching Guides, Time Management, 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.; Civil Service Employees Association, Inc., Albany, NY.; New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, Albany.; New York Governor's Office of Employee Relations, Albany.
Note: For related documents, see CE 075 603-606.