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DSP 111 BASIC HEALTH AND SAFETY

By Request

The purpose of this course is to prepare direct support providers (DSP) to perform basic personal care for individuals with developmental disabilities in a variety of residential settings. This course meets the requirements of the Developmental Disabilities Aide Training program of the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Credit: 2 hours - One lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Students enrolled must work in a facility caring for the developmentally disabled.


DSP 120 INTRO TO DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

By Request

To provide an introduction to developmental disabilities and a general overview of the role of a Direct Support Provider for developmentally disabled individuals.

Credit: 1 hour - .5 lecture and one lab hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): Students enrolled must work in a facility caring for the developmentally disabled.


DSP 121 MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

By Request

The purpose of this course is to prepare non-licensed direct support providers to administer medications, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, to individuals with developmental disabilities in community residential settings. This course prepares direct support providers to administer medications safely and accurately and to recognize and report medication-related observations.

Credit: 1 hour - .5 lecture and one lab hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): Students enrolled must work in a facility caring for the developmentally disabled.


DSP 122 ABUSE AND NEGLECT PREVENTION

By Request

The purpose of this course is to prepare non-licensed direct support care staff persons to recognize, report, and prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation of individuals.

Credit: 1 hour - .5 lecture and one lab hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): Students enrolled must work in a facility caring for the developmentally disabled.


DSP 123 HUMAN RIGHTS

By Request

The purpose of this course is to prepare non-licensed direct support staff to recognize and protect the rights of the individuals they assist in the developmental disability support system.

Credit: 1 hour - .5 lecture and one lab hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): Students enrolled must work in a facility caring for the developmentally disabled.


DSP 124 HUMAN INTERACTION AND COMMUNICATION

By Request

The purpose of this course is to prepare non-licensed direct support staff to understand principles of human interaction and communication and how to apply these effectively while providing supports to persons with developmental disabilities.

Credit: 1 hour - .5 lecture and one lab hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): Students enrolled must work in a facility caring for the developmentally disabled.


DSP 125 INDIVIDUAL SERVICE PLAN DEVELOPMENT

By Request

The purpose of this course is to prepare non-licensed direct support staff to effectively support individuals in programs through appropriately developed and implemented service plans.

Credit: 1 hour - .5 lecture and one lab hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): Students enrolled must work in a facility caring for the developmentally disabled.


For More Information Contact:
Admissions and Advising
at 1-800-481-2242 or (618) 634-3200 or e-mail
admissions@shawneecc.edu



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