Reports and articles
"Evaluating the Impact of a Community Education Program on Dementia and Intellectual/
Developmental Disabilities: Adapted NTG Curriculum in Arizona"
Authors: Yumi Shirai, Melissa Kushner, and Lynne Tomasa
Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities at the University of Arizona (Tucson)
The authors presented the results of a study in Arizona and found that "the NTG Curriculum, especially with tangible screening tool and dementia capable care educational materials, empower family members and providers to advocate for health care needs with health care professionals... particularly, providers are eager for more information and practical tools whereas many family members are hesitant to be directly involved."
Health care advocacy is crucial for individuals with IDD to ensure they receive equitable care and to support quality living within their community throughout their lifespan
Clinician, Health Care Provider and Aging Agency’s trainings are necessary to improve partnership for Dementia/IDD/Aging health care advocacy
The NTG education curriculum, especially with tangible screening tool and Dementia Capable Care educational materials, empower family members and providers to advocate for health care needs with health care professionals
Particularly, providers are eager for more information and practical tools whereas many family members are hesitant to be directly involved
Culturally sensitive educational materials are needed (e.g., Native American and Spanish-speaking communities)
"Report of the Evaluation of the NTG Workshops" - COMING SOON
NTG Evaluation Committee 2019 Summary Report - Date of Report: July 2020
Consistent with the mission of the NTG to enhance the knowledge and support of care providers for older individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the NTG Evaluation Committee examined the impact of 11 education and training workshops provided by NTG Master Trainers and Lead Trainers from January-December 2019. Using the ADKS-ID pre-post test data as well as post training evaluation data from 2-day training workshops, the Evaluation Committee compiled a summary report of trainee satisfaction, knowledge acquisition, perceived value of content presented, and intent to apply information included in the training delivered. The training locations from which data was collected and analyzed represented 10 states throughout the U.S.