Training needs of direct support staff.

  title={Training needs of direct support staff.},
  author={David W Test and Claudia Flowers and Amy Hewitt and Jill Solow},
  journal={Mental retardation},
  volume={42 5},
Training needs and current status of training for direct support staff were identified in one southeastern state. Data sources were (a) direct support staff, (b) administrators of direct support staff, and (c) consumers with developmental disabilities. Stratified sampling was used to gather data from 108 administrators and 170 direct support staff utilizing mail surveys and from 179 focus group participants (56 administrators, 53 direct support staff, and 70 consumers). Findings suggest that… CONTINUE READING