Training care staff about the concept of learning disability

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Abstract

A one-day training course that significantly increased care workers' knowledge is described by Tamsin Williams and her colleagues

Summary

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.

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