Effects of Competency-Based Training for Direct Support Professionals on Organizations, Learners, and Service Recipients


Uses a standardized competency-based training program to assess the extent to which training directly linked to validated skills and knowledge needed by Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) affects major outcomes of importance. Outcomes to be examined include: staff turnover and retention, staff job satisfaction, individual community inclusion, participation, employment and self-determination, and individual satisfaction and experiences with support received.

This project was archived on 2016-05-02T00:00:00-05:00

Kelly Nye-Lengerman PhD
Amy S Hewitt
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education


Amy S Hewitt :: Director, Institute on Community Integration


  • Community life
    • Community supports and services
      • Person-centered planning and practices
        • Quality outcomes
        • Direct support workforce
          • Retention and recruitment
            • Training
            • Employment and postsecondary education
              • Customized employment
                • Day training and habilitation
                  • Employment and workforce development
                    • Supported employment
                    • Specific disability
                      • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)
                        • Multiple disabilities
                        • Specific life stage
                          • Adults
                            • Seniors


                            • Research