This discussion will explore the significance of our verbal and non-verbal interactions when working with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. We will explore how our interactions with people can influence the outcomes of our interactions.
Simple yet powerful interaction techniques will be discussed, as well as highlighting the benefits of utilizing techniques such as rapport building, the ability to deescalate situations, enhancing dignity, and creating a validating environment for those we serve. Challenge yourself to make the most of your words and make every interaction count.
Allison Chamberlain, M.S., BCBA is a case manager of the Illinois Crisis Prevention Network’s (ICPN) Support Services Team in Carbondale, Illinois. The Illinois Crisis Prevention Network is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services and provides services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities experiencing behavioral and/or medical challenges in their current residential setting. Prior to her work with ICPN, Allison previously served as the Clinical Supervisor at Project 12-Ways, which provides in home behavioral services to families with a history or serious risk of abuse and/or neglect.
2.0 CE’s will be provided to QIDP, LPC, LCPC, LSW, LCSW, LNHA & Licensed Clinical Psychologist