Person Centered Practices

Practical Training Solutions
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DCW Level 1 Fundamentals DCW Level 2 Developmental Disabilities Direct Support Professional CMS Core Competency
The module is required within the Principles and Practices of Direct Support curriculum.

This module lays the philosophical foundation for supporting people. The 6 fundamental principles of Direct Support, Self determination, person first language and planning process are all core to our approach and delivery of support.

People grow, develop and become more independent as a result of participating in meaningful life activities with appropriate support. The focus is the person, not the program.

What You Will Learn

Lesson 1
Lesson 2
1st Principle of Direct Support - G.E.M. by Tom Pomeranz Ed. D
4m 47s
Lesson 3
2nd Principle of Direct Support - Do With by Tom Pomeranz Ed. D
3m 32s
Lesson 4
3rd Principle of Direct Support - Inclusion by Tom Pomeranz Ed. D
4m 35s
Lesson 5
4th Principle of Direct Support - Getting a Life by Tom Pomeranz Ed. D
6m 17s
Lesson 6
5th Principle of Direct Support - R Before I and T. by Tom Pomeranz Ed. D
3m 3s
Lesson 7
6th Principle of Direct Support - Age Appropriateness by Tom Pomeranz Ed. D
9m 3s
Lesson 8
Person First Language by Chris Garcia
6m 23s
Lesson 9
Self Determination - Options, Choices and Preferences by Tom Pomeranz Ed. D
2m 8s
Lesson 10
Self Determination - Disability and Barriers by Tom Pomeranz Ed. D
5m 2s
Lesson 11
Self Determination - 4 Strategies to Overcome Barriers by Tom Pomeranz Ed. D
6m 56s
Lesson 12
Developing Positive Relationships by Chris Garcia
2m 4s
Lesson 13
The Purpose of Support Plans by Chris Garcia
2m 42s
Lesson 14
ISP Team Members and Their Roles by Chris Garcia
9m 23s
Lesson 15
Purpose of the ISP Document by Chris Garcia
1m 4s
Lesson 16
DSP involvement in the Individual Support Plan by Chris Garcia
1m 22s
Lesson 17
ISPs and Avoiding Legal Action by Chris Garcia
Lesson 18
Individual Orientation - Getting to Know the Person by Chris Garcia
3m 11s
Lesson 19
Determining the Appropriate Level of Support by Chris Garcia
1m 20s


Chris Garcia
Senior Instructor at Practical Training Solutions and AZ DDD Lead Instructor - Chandler Arizona
Tom Pomeranz, Ed.D
Trainer, Coach, Speaker - Indianapolis, Indiana


5.0 (6)
Paullette M
person Centered practices
Sep 8, 2021
Very good course
Marthe G
Person Centered Practices
Sep 6, 2021
Hi great training! I'm so glad to be part of this awesome training; thank you for the opportunity.
Linda T
Person centered practices
Dec 22, 2020
a good approach
Norma H
Person Centered Practices
Nov 15, 2020
This section seemed to have a lot about the ISP- this is a document created to assist in providing care and support for our client
Isabel A
person centered practices
Oct 10, 2020
I learned what GEM is.
Mark B
Aug 12, 2020
Relevant as it's related to the Golden Rule