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Principles and Practices of Effective Direct Supports

The work of a person who provides direct support to others is complex, multi-faceted, and critically important to the quality of life of those people who need that assistance. A person who provides direct support to others must make independent judgments on a daily basis that demonstrate both practical and ethical reasoning and decision-making. This course defines and discusses professionalism as it relates to direct support practice and explains how professionalism is achieved and practiced by those who support people who have disabilities. In this course, you will learn time-management and organization techniques to benefit the efficiency and effectiveness of your professional practice, as well as investigate the skills, knowledge, and attitudes you need to be truly practiced and competent in your important work. This course is written for direct support professionals and frontline supervisors who support people who have disabilities.

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