Staff Attitudes

Dear All,

I have increasingly been reinforced in my belief that part of the withdrawal and low-functioning of our individuals is a) because of staff attitudes, they are not exposed to “normal experiences,” such as going to McDonald’s, and b)the staff attitudes are contagious. If they receive the message that they are not competent or adaptive, then they integrate these notions into their self-image.

The test of my hypothesis would be to question the staff as to how the individuals might respond to a challenging experience and then, follow through with the exposure and see what happens.

Once again, please send me a response, such as “agree” “disagree” “uncertain” so I will know that you have read it.

-ATB