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Preservice Health Training

The Preservice Health Training modules were developed to train healthcare workers to be responsive to the needs of persons with developmental disabilities and their families. Each module is designed to impart substantive knowledge to medical providers regarding developmental disabilities and to familiarize them with interacting with such individuals in a clinical setting. All PHT tutorials are based on multi-media, interactive, virtual patient presentations and are evidence-based. Links to each tutorial are below:

  • Women’s Healthcare
    This tutorial presents a physician conducting a reproductive examination on an individual with a cognitive developmental disability.
  • Nurse Practitioners
    This tutorial presents two cases that model a nurse practitioner treating an adolescent with Down syndrome and an infant with developmental disabilities.
  • Physician Assistants
    This tutorial, similar to the Nurse Practitioner Training, presents two cases that model a physician assistant treating an adolescent with Down syndrome and an infant with developmental delays.
  • Medical Students
    This tutorial presents two cases that model physicians treating a young adult with cerebral palsy and a child with autism.
  • Dental Healthcare
    This tutorial presents two cases that model a dentist treating a 10-year old child who has Down syndrome and an adult patient who has dual sensory impairment (deaf-blindness).