Training care staff about the concept of learning disability
Tamsin Williams Trainee clinical psychologist, Learning Disability Service, Elmwood, Aberdeen
Karen McKenzie Consultant clinical psychologist/senior lecturer, University of Edinburgh
Amanda McKenzie Principal clinical psychologist, Learning Disability Service, Elmwood, Aberdeen
A one-day training course that significantly increased care workers’ knowledge is described by Tamsin Williams and her colleagues
This article reports on a study that examined the effect of a one-day training course for support staff on their knowledge about the concept of learning disability, common cognitive difficulties associated with learning disability, and strategies to address these. Knowledge was assessed immediately after the training session and at one month. Increases in attendees’ knowledge was statistically significant and the increase was maintained or increased one month after training.
Learning Disability Practice. 12, 5,34-37. doi: 10.7748/ldp2009.06.12.5.34.c7066