Specialized Family Care Program

SFC staff will be working remotely and available to SFC providers through their work cell phones. If you have an emergency or specific needs please contact your Family Based Care Specialist. The public may continue to make referrals or apply to be a home provider by utilizing this site. All staff contact information can be accessed by Contact Us.

Tactile Defensiveness

  • Category: Behavior
  • Materials: Article from DISABILITY SOLUTIONS, Winter 2005: "Don't Touch Me!" Working Through Tactile Defensiveness
  • Goal: Provider has basic knowledge about tactile defensiveness
  • Credit Hours: 1 Hour
  • Date Developed: August 2007
  • Developed by: Donna McCune, Specialized Family Care Specialist

Training Objectives:

  1. Provider can define tactile defensiveness
  2. Provider can recognize signs and symptoms of tactile defensiveness
  3. Provider knows some strategies to decrease touch sensitivity

Training Procedures:

  • *Provider initiated self-study. Alternate formats of the study materials are available upon request. (View Course Materials)
  • Test completed by Provider (Take the Test Below)
  • Review of test responses by Family Based Care Specialist and Provider

* The test is packaged with the Course Materials, however you can take the test online by clicking the link above. Test answers are then submitted electronically to a Family Based Care Specialist for review.