Bringing maximum quality to all basic are care procedures with people who experience learning difficulties and additional physical disabilities or other high dependency
Course Programme includes:
- the principles of Empathic Handling
- how to position yourself when working around, or communicating with, a person who is sitting in a wheelchair
- agreeing on and establishing the importance of high-quality handling of people with high dependency
- Empathic Handling Practical Skills
This course will be of interest to staff of all disciplines who work with adults and children with severe learning difficulties, including social services staff, teachers and assistants, nurses, staff from voluntary organisations, therapists and indeed parents and other carers. non-verbal signalling.
Underlying Philosophy of Course:
- People who have physical disabilities or other high dependency have a right to expect that all of their basic care - lifting, dressing, washing, toileting, eating, etc., will be at all times quality, communicative, enjoyable experiences. This right, if fulfilled by staff, will positively affect the quality of life for clients more than any other aspect of the activity of staff.
- Basic care procedures should be an enjoyable, communicative experience not just for the person receiving it, but for the member of staff , too.
- Staff working with people who have physical disabilities are frequently under pressure to pay more attention to individual developmental programmes, relegating basic care to a subsidiary status.
The course will include use of video examples. Comprehensive handouts will be given. Course members should expect to work in a warm, humorous and supportive atmosphere.I am flexible about group sizes. A staff group of fifty to sixty is can be accommodated as long as the building has appropriate space. It needs to be remembered that this course is designed to be delivered to a staff team within their workplace, using the workplace facilities during the activity sessions of the day.
This course if active and fun, but it should also be thought-provoking and technical.Back to Top of Page