What is Person-Centered Planning?
Person-Centered Planning (PCP) is a set of approaches designed to assist someone to plan their life and supports. It is used as a life planning model to enable individuals with disabilities to increase their personal self-determination and improve their own independence.
A person-centered plan is use to communicate who they are, their likes and dislikes, to express their wants and needs and what works for them.
Resources and Templates– An information and resource site for person-centered thinking, planning and practices including tools, templates and planning for older adults.
Manual for Person-Centered Planning Facilitators– Created for person-centered planning facilitators developed by the Institute on Community Integration UAP University of Minnesota. Contains topics on preparing a checklist, facilitating a plan, follow-up and challenging situations with difficult group members.
Circle of Support Workbook– Developed by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities. Provides an introduction to starting a circle of support group for individuals with disabilities.
Essential Lifestyle Planning- A guide process designed to help the person discover what matters to them the most.
Essential Lifestyle Planning Forms- The Delaware Division of Developmental Disabilities Services provide planning form tools including personal profile, and workbook.
Inclusion Press– Resources available to purchase and download for free. Information on person-centered planning- PATH, MAPS and Circle of Support. The website also includes resources on inclusion.
PATH- Planning Alternative Tomorrows’ with Hope- uses a visual tool to detail the future
Personal Futures Planning- An ongoing process where the team replaces system-centered methods with person-centered planning.
A Brief Guide to Personal Futures Planning – A 25 page booklet which provides information on building a personal profile, using MAPS, and components of the Personal Futures Planning process.
Planning for the Future– A workbook to help students, their families and professionals to plan for life after high school. Using a person-centered approach to identify the student’s strength.
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Person centered planning education site
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In some residences and group homes, individuals are being monitored for COVID19 by daily temperature readings. People with disabilities are probably used to getting their temperatures taking each time they are seen by their physician. In these challenging times, why not teach the skill of taking one own’s temperature. It is a basic independent living skill to learn.
Using a digital thermometer would probably be the most effective and it is also easy to read. teaching thermometer reading affects the following skill:
- Attention Skills
- Follow Directions
- Follow 2-step commands
- Personal Care
- Self-advocacy skills
- understand cause and effects
- able to understand numbers
- focus attention 1-5 minutes
- Understand sequences
Objective: With modeling, student will be able to accurately read the thermometer
Time: 5 minnutes
Material: digital thermometer (best used for underarm and the mouth)
- explain that a normal temperature reading is considered around 98.7 and temperature taking is done to determine if a person has a fever or is sick.
- The teaching method best used is through modeling. Explain the steps to the individual and begin by taking your own temperature first.
- Once done, inform the individual he should do the same by using the following steps:
- The student will pick up the thermometer
- The student will wash the thermometer
- The student will carefully place the tip of the thermometer under his/her tongue
- With the mouth closed, the student will leave the thermometer in until he/she hears a beeping sound
- The student will remove the thermometer
- The student will accurately read the temperature.
You can also create a temperature log, where the individual takes their temperature on a daily basis and writes down their temperature on a chart.