RECORDED Webinar: Registered Dietitian Nutritionists in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilites: Making the SOP/SOPP a Functional Tool

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RECORDED WEBINAR:

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Making the SOP/SOPP a Functional Tool

RECORDED :Thursday, November 20th 2pm EST/1pm CST/11am PST

Cost: FREE

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PRESENTED BY: Diane Spear, MS, RDN, LD  and Paula Cushing RD, LDN

CPE Webinar for BHN DPG (1 hour CPEU)

Objectives : Following completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify how to ensure competent practice by RDNs moving from a level of competent practice through to proficient and to advanced practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD).
  • Utilize the Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional performance (SOP/SOPP) to critically evaluate nutrition knowledge, skill, and learning needs of RDNs working in the field of IDD.

Webinar Announcement In September 2012, Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance (SOP/SOPP) for Registered Dietitians in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities were published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This SOP/SOPP are practice guidelines that define the role and unique skills of the Registered Dietitian who works with persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) in supporting food and nutrition practices leading to optimal health. These practice guidelines are recommended for use by dietitians in developing and advancing their professional practice in serving individuals with IDD in various settings and circumstances. The purpose of this webinar is to brand the Standards of Practice and Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional performance as a functional tool for dietitian’s serving in the field of IDD.   The webinar will help RDs to-

  • Identify how to ensure competent practice by RDs moving from a level of competent practice through to proficient and to advanced practice in IDD and
  • Utilize the SOP/SOPP to critically evaluate nutrition knowledge, skill and learning needs of RDs working in the field of IDD.

This Session will take you through the SOP/SOPP framework with a glance at the development process, how it relates to the Nutrition Care Process, and performance expectations for the RD in IDD practice. Learn how you can utilize the SOP/SOPP through real-life examples of RDs in various IDD practice settings and practice levels. CPE Level 1: Little or no prior knowledge of subject. CDR CPE Learning Need Code(s): 5180 Developmental Disorders 6060 Learning needs assessment, learning plan development, and evaluation.

Biographical Summary Diane M Spear, MS, RDN, LD

Diane Spear is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in nutrition care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). She has served 16 years as the lead nutrition therapist for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Developmental Disabilities Home and Community Based Waiver Program.  Diane is responsible for the nutrition policy for the State of Oklahoma and implementation of the Nutrition Care Process for DDS services.  She earned her undergraduate and Master of Science degrees from Kansas State University through the coordinated program in dietetics and institutional management.  Her career focus is in the area of community nutrition, from Head Start to long-term care and Title XIX programs in Kansas and Oklahoma. She has been a Behavioral Health Nutrition (BHN) dietetic practice group member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics since 1986, co-authored the Adults with IDD Resource Tool,  served as co-chair for the 2012 Standards of Practice and Professional Performance (SOP/SOPP) in IDD and has served as editor of BHN Newsletter for the past 7 years. Diane was awarded the Distinguished Dietitian of the Year award for 2004 from the Oklahoma Dietetic Association and BHN’s Distinguished Member award for 2012.  She enjoys time outside of work with her 8 grandchildren, gardening, playing the cello and organizing church functions that usually involve food!

Paula Cushing Biosketch

Paula Cushing, RD, LDN is the Regional Dietitian on the Middle Tennessee Therapeutic Services Team in Nashville, Tennessee. As regional dietitian, she oversees the provision of nutrition services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who live in the community. Her roles and responsibilities include developing and providing IDD nutrition trainings to residential/day providers, community therapy/nutrition providers, and the public, technical assistance to community dietitians and therapists, and consultation to individuals and their staff and families. Paula obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Nutrition as well as her dietetic internship at the University of Nebraska.   Her 38 years’ of experience as a dietitian includes acute care, nutrition counseling in a doctor’s office, consulting, and the community setting. She especially has enjoyed the community setting, because it allows dietitians to see individuals and their families/staff in their home environments and better assist them in implementing healthy eating practices. She served as the Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Resource Professional for the Behavioral Health Nutrition dietetics practice group. Through her involvement in BHN, she chaired workgroups that developed “The Adult with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Resource Tool for Nutrition Professionals” and “Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitians in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.   Paula’s other areas of interest include traveling and spending time with her husband, children and three grandchildren.