TRAIN THE TRAINER
The Train the Trainer course has been designed for new and experienced trainers.
Your mentor will work with you to develop the skills and further knowledge to be able to work towards facilitating in-house training.
You will find all the resources ready for your training assessment and training day with your mentor.
PLEASE READ AND FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE MATERIAL BELOW
You will be given a short assessment paper on the training day to gauge your level of background knowledge
OUTLINE OF THE DAY
THE AIM OF THE ORAL CARE TRAINING IS TO HELP CARERS AND HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS' CONFIDENCE IN DELIVERING DAILY ORAL CARE TO RESIDENTS WITHIN LEARNING DISABILITIES.
A clean, healthy mouth is fundamental to everybody’s quality of life. Oral diseases and conditions are not only painful and distressing, they have an impact on a person’s ability to eat and speak, and are increasingly linked to a number of other health problems, some of which are serious. People with learning disabilities are at higher risk of oral health problems.
This manual is designed to give straight forward information in simple terms. It has purposely not been made to be too complex and comprehensive. It is to give you an outline for the information that the mentor will cover in the course of the day.
You will be given a short assessment for your mentor to gain your level of background knowledge of oral health information.
To make the sessions more engaging we have created some training scenarios for you to use. In addition to your personal training style:
Discussing scenarios and experiences
Engaging the delegates using role play and self awareness in practical session
Responding to the needs of the people in the room
Different learning styles
Opening up discussions
Changing the dynamic
One of the main aims for improving or maintaining oral health for people with learning disabilities in particular is to prevent anyone from having to undergo dental treatment.
Investigate how a cavity is caused. Outline in simple terms what causes decay and explain how this can be prevented.
This exercise is for you to grasp the basic knowledge.