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Specialist Deafblind Assessor course Level 3 OCN Credit4Learning
Thu, 12 Jan 2017, 09:30 – Fri, 13 Jan 2017, 17:00 GMT
Specialist Deafblind Assessor Course Level 3 OCN Credit4Learning
2 day course
The Care Act requires local authorities to offer deafblind people an assessment with a qualified specialist in deafblindness. This comprehensive, practical introduction to combined sight and hearing loss and how to understand the impacts of the condition when undertaking a specialist assessment will give you a Level 3 Specialist Deafblind Assessor qualification.
Prior experience and or knowledge of dual sensory loss is not essential to attend this course.
SCIE is pleased to offer this course in partnership with In Good Hands.
- Causes, types, prevalence and definition of deafblindness
- Understanding hearing and visual impairment and the uniqueness of dual sensory loss
- Understanding the impact of dual sensory loss on mobility, access and communication
- Vulnerability, social isolation and health implications
- Legislative background: Care Act and regulations for assessing deafblind people
- How to prepare and conduct a Care Act compliant assessment
- Communication skills, tactics, etiquette, manual methods and use of communication professionals
- Assistive technology, aids, equipment and rehabilitation
- Deafblind communicator guiding; one to one support, assisting people to make choices
Attendees will be able to:
- Understand the statutory guidance and requirements of the Care Act 2014 for assessing deafblind people
- Improve capability to identify and assess older people who are deafblind as a consequence of ageing.
- Understand how to review and redesign their identification and assessment processes for age acquired deafblind people for Care Act compliance.
- Confidently identify the impact of deafblindness on the individual wellbeing on and if assessed on their carer.
- Understand the local authority market shaping duty including collaboration, transparency and sharing.
- Meet the minimum statutory requirement in the Care Act for the assessment of a deafblind person.
Who Should Attend:
The course is for local authority social workers and care professionals who are responsible for identifying and assessing older people with combined sight and hearing loss and providing appropriate care packages for them.
If you would like to attend but require an invoice please email firstname.lastname@example.org