Direct Support Professional Enrichment
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Direct Support Professional Enrichment

The Direct Support Professional Enrichment (DSPE) program provides enhanced information for Direct Support Professionals. This program is designed for staff who have completed the basic training but need additional instruction in specific areas. Courses are comprised of two or more 15-minute lessons. Trainers have the flexibility of individualizing training by assigning lessons as needed. 

Curriculum content

  • Advocacy CH 1 Self-Determination
    This course provides essential information on the key elements of advocacy. The course includes 3 lessons: Self Determination, Self Advocacy, and Role of an Ally.  
    • Advocacy (DSPE C301)
  • Advocacy CH 2 Self-Advocacy
    This course provides essential information on the key elements of advocacy. The course includes 3 lessons: Self Determination, Self Advocacy, and Role of an Ally.  
  • Advocacy CH 3  Role of an Ally
    This course provides essential information on the key elements of advocacy. The course includes 3 lessons: Self Determination, Self Advocacy, and Role of an Ally.  
  • Alternative Communication CH 1 Functional Sign Language
    This course explains the strategies for alternative communication from sign language to picture communication and using various electronic communication devices. The course is comprised of 3 lessons: Functional Sign Language, Picture Communication Systems, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems.  
  • Alternative Communication CH 2 Picture Communication Systems
    This course explains the strategies for alternative communication from sign language to picture communication and using various electronic communication devices. The course is comprised of 3 lessons: Functional Sign Language, Picture Communication Systems, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems.  
  • Alternative Communication Strategies CH 3 Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems
    This course explains the strategies for alternative communication from sign language to picture communication and using various electronic communication devices. The course is comprised of 3 lessons: Functional Sign Language, Picture Communication Systems, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems.  
  • Behavior Support Strategies CH 1 Motivational Interviewing
    T his course explains the strategies staff can implement to provide behavioral support for persons served. The course includes 3 lessons: Motivational Interviewing, Reinforcing Replacement Behavior and Avoiding Compassion Fatigue.  
  • Behavior Support Strategies CH 2 Reinforcement Replacement Behaviors
    T his course explains the strategies staff can implement to provide behavioral support for persons served. The course includes 3 lessons: Motivational Interviewing, Reinforcing Replacement Behavior, and Avoiding Compassion Fatigue.  
  • Behavior Support Strategies CH 3 Avoiding Compassion Fatigue
    T his course explains the strategies staff can implement to provide behavioral support for persons served. The course includes 3 lessons: Motivational Interviewing, Reinforcing Replacement Behavior, and Avoiding Compassion Fatigue.