Course Spotlights

Reducing the Risk of Choking

Dysphagia is another word for chewing and swallowing disorder.  Someone who cannot swallow safely may not be able to eat enough of the right foods to stay healthy or maintain an ideal weight; worse yet, it could lead to choking and the risk of serious injury – even death.  Fortunately, these choking incidents are avoidable and this course will provide you with the knowledge, tools, and skills to make prevention a reality. Detailed information is included on the causes, signs & symptoms, and treatment of this disorder. This also includes exceptional video examples of all of the resources and steps needed to prepare for and execute every modified food texture or consistency per doctor’s orders to keep our loved ones healthy & safe.

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Working with People

This course teaches the basics of providing positive supports and the important role of the helping professional. It focuses on developing and strengthening supportive relationships as a strategy to reduce challenges and build a foundation for growth and healing. Emphasis is on elements that can lead to others feeling safer and more valued, how one’s trauma history can influence behavior, planning proactively to reduce stress and challenges, the value of supporting all involved, coping strategies for addressing challenging behavior, and effective ways to maintain a caring and supportive approach in the face of these challenges.

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