The Preservice Health Training courses were developed to train healthcare workers to be responsive to the needs of persons with developmental disabilities and their families. Each course is designed to impart substantive knowledge to medical providers regarding developmental disabilities and to familiarize them with interacting with such individuals in a clinical setting. All PHT courses are developed using interactive multimedia, evidence-based virtual patient presentations.
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- Women’s Healthcare
This course presents a physician conducting a reproductive examination on an individual with a cognitive developmental disability.
- Nurse Practitioners
These courses present two cases that model a nurse practitioner treating an adolescent with Down syndrome and an infant with developmental disabilities.
- Physician Assistants
These courses, similar to the Nurse Practitioner Training, present two cases that model a physician assistant treating an adolescent with Down syndrome and an infant with developmental delays.
- Medical Students
These courses present two cases that model physicians treating a young adult with cerebral palsy and a child with autism.
- Dental Healthcare
These courses present two cases that model a dentist treating a 10-year old child who has Down syndrome and an adult patient who has dual sensory impairment (deaf-blindness).
- Prenatal/Post Natal Genetic Counseling
These courses for genetic counselors, students, and other medical professionals who might deliver a diagnosis of Down syndrome review best practices for communicating about a prenatal or postnatal diagnosis, as well as the history of disability rights and the impact on life outcomes for people with Down syndrome and other genetic conditions.