This study described a 3-phase staff training project designed to increase client engagement in an adult habilitation centre.
Phase one developed curriculum guidelines, with phase two being training for paraprofessional staff. The third phase was the implementation of the clinical experience.
The authors found that engagement of clients increased with the implementation of systematic instruction following staff training and the authors consider the implications of these findings for the organisation and delivery of day support services.
Implementation of systematic instruction to increase client engagement in a day habilitation program, Crites S & Howard B, in journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 36, 1, 2-10.