February 01, 2022

New online course for providers treating patients with IDD

A new online course for providers who serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) is available now.

The course titled Providing Quality Care For Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities covers:

  • Clinical considerations to help address the specific needs of patients with IDD
  • Bias, stigma and discrimination toward individuals with IDD and strategies to address these issues
  • The value of team collaboration between health care professionals, caregivers and direct support professionals when treating patients with IDD

Participants may receive CE credits for completing the course. 

Registration is open online now through Optum Health Education.

Additional course topics and faculty

Faculty from the American Board of Developmental Medicine, the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry, and the University of Louisville School of Medicine present the following topics:

  • Introduction to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
  • Understanding and Addressing Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health
  • Neurodevelopmental Theory and Office Organization for Individuals with IDD
  • Neurodevelopmental Theory and Diagnostic Overshadowing
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Prevention
  • Effective Communications for Patients with IDD: A Guide for Health Care Professionals
  • Guidelines in Supported Decision-Making: Dynamics of the Health Care Provider–Patient Relationship in Patients with IDD
  • The Role of the Direct Support Professional in Advancing the Health Care Outcomes of Patients with IDD

Questions? Contact Optum Education.