In this course, participants will learn about the Montessori principles of independence according to one’s ability and the benefits of the prepared environment. Specifically, participants will learn about the fundamental principles of the Montessori method, how to conduct a Montessori-based session, Montessori-based steps to engagement that reduce unwanted behaviors, issues that may arise with this approach, and using case studies and video examples, how to set up activities/tasks for individuals with dementia using a Montessori Approach.
Course created on January 7, 2020
Course Type: Video, Audio, Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-761504; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Geriatrics
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the fundamental principles of a Montessori-based approach to dementia programming.
- After this course, participants will be able to list individualized activities that you can implement with individuals with dementia and/or teach others to implement to reduce unwanted behaviors and improve engagement.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe ways to modify the physical environment to support individuals with dementia.
|0-5 Minutes||Background, review of learner outcomes.|
|5-10 Minutes||An introduction to Montessori|
|10-20 Minutes||What is the Montessori Approach?|
|20-30 Minutes||The fundamental principles of the Montessori Approach|
|30-40 Minutes||How to create successful activities|
|40-50 Minutes||Activity ideas and templates|
|50-60 Minutes||A Case Study; Summary and Q & A|
Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP
Kathleen Weissberg, in her 25+ years of practice, has worked in long-term care as a researcher/educator and has established various programs in nursing facilities including palliative care, adult sexuality, falls management, dementia care and staging. She provides continuing education support to 6000 therapists nationwide as Director of Education for Select Rehabilitation. She is Montessori certified, a certified dementia practitioner, has lectured nationally, at the state level, and authored publications on dementia quality care and low vision.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com.
Content Disclosure: This course will focus solely on the Montessori Approach to Dementia Care.
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