Plan and conduct disability programs (Release 1)

Disabled young woman on wheelchair playing tennis on tennis courtThis unit of competency,SISXDIS002 Plan and conduct disability programs, describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to required to plan, safely conduct, and evaluate programs for people with a disability including both frail and moderately active participants.

It applies to any worker responsible for developing programs for clients with disabilities. Work is undertaken according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures

The elements and performance criteria include:

1. Establish  needs and expectations.
1.1 Interpret information about participant characteristics, needs and special requirements.
1.2 Encourage participants to articulate their own needs and expectations.
1.3 Make assessments of particular capacity in consultation with relevant support personnel and within scope of own practice.
1.4 Identify potential barriers to participation.
1.5 Advise participants of factors preventing participation in a program.

2. Plan programs for people.
2.1 Access and interpret relevant information to plan programs for people with a disability.
2.2 Assess the likely demands of the program on the participants in consultation with appropriate staff.
2.3 Select and access equipment and resources appropriate for the program.
2.4 Design and document a program plan to meet the identified needs and abilities of participants.
2.5 Determine the range of activities and strategies for inclusion appropriate to the context, participant needs and capabilities.
2.6 Recognise risks to participant safety and act to eliminate or minimise risks.
2.7 Identify and incorporate injury prevention strategies and support requirements.
2.8 Seek agreement on the program plan from relevant staff, participants and organisations where relevant.

3. Prepare for programs.
3.1 Inspect and confirm set-up of location and equipment; report issues to person responsible.
3.2 Provide clear and accurate instructions and information using communication techniques suited to participants.
3.3 Confirm understanding and encourage participants to seek clarification as required.
3.4 Issue required equipment and aids and provide assistance with fitting where necessary.
3.5 Modify equipment for use by different participant groups.
3.6 Identify emerging risks to participant safety and take action to minimise these.

4. Conduct programs.
4.1 Encourage participants to warm up and cool down through safe and appropriate exercises.
4.2 Monitor technique, correct use of equipment and aids and provide feedback and assistance to participants.
4.3 Encourage participants to seek and provide feedback regarding their progress during the program and modify as required.
4.4 Use techniques that motivate participants to maintain an appropriate participation rate.

5. Conclude programs.
5.1 Conclude program at a pace appropriate to participants, their level of involvement and duration of the program.
5.2 Inform participants of follow-up programs, sources of information and further opportunities.
5.3 Collect and check issued equipment for damage and wear and report problems to appropriate staff.

6. Evaluate programs.
6.1 Request and respond to feedback from participants and identify further needs.
6.2 Evaluate program components and record outcomes.
6.3 Identify and document potential areas for improvement in future programs.
6.4 Review own performance and identify potential improvements.

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  • Powerpoint Slides (137);
  • Assessor Guide with Benchmarks (50 pages);
  • Learner’s Assessment Workbook (41 pages);
  • Supplementary Notes (35 pages);
  • RPL Kit (Assessor and Participants);
  • Third Party Observation; and,
  • Assessment Matrix.

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