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DD03 Developmental Disability - Communication
The purpose of this module is to learn about communication skills that promote communication as well as the importance of good communication in professionalism.
Course Objective
• Identify effective listening and verbal communication strategies at all levels of the organization 
• Describe how speech and language disorders affect communication. 
• Define internal, external, and distance communications and the role of professionalism in each 
• Describe the importance of confidentiality and how to maintain confidentiality in all communications. 
• Communicate respectfully with and about individuals they support.

Intended Audience
Direct support professionals, case managers, nursing assistants, health aides 
Author Bio
The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc. also known as Providers’ Council is a statewide association of health and human service agencies. Founded in 1975, the Providers' Council is the state's largest human service trade association and is widely recognized as the official voice of the private human service provider industry. Providers’ Council founded and deployed the first online curriculum and credential programs for direct support professionals and continues to enhance this curriculum with current data and workforce practices.

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