ERIC Number: ED415398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Communication Skills for OMRDD Direct Care Workers: Distance Learning Study Guide.
Denny, Verna Haskins
This self-directed, self-paced adult distance education program provides developmental aides and transitional employees with practice in job-related reading, writing, math, and problem solving. Participants use e-mail, print materials, and videotapes to do assignments. An introductory brochure precedes materials for 12 theme areas and 105 units into which the theme areas are divided. These components are provided for each unit: job context, communication skills covered, objectives, materials list, introduction, description of videotape materials, learning activities, and supplements such as reading materials and questions. 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. Appendixes include worksheets from Writing Skills Handbook, worksheets from Introduction to Basic Math, and list of theme areas and units. (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, 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 - Learner
Education Level: N/A
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 075 603-605.