Montessori for Aging and Dementia Introductory Course (LIVE VIRTUAL) (September 2022)

$199.00

September 12-15, 2022
6 PM – 9 PM US EST (New York)

Description

From Can’t to Can Do! Montessori for Aging and Dementia Introductory Course

12-Hour Live Virtual Course – taught using Microsoft Teams

September 12-15, 2022
6 PM – 9 PM US EST (New York)

Instructors: Jennifer Brush, Margaret Jarrell and Mandy Cheskis
$199, includes a Brush Development Certificate of Completion.  AMI Certificate of Completion can be added at checkout for an additional $15.00, which is required for students who are planning to enroll in the AMI Certification Course.  After purchasing this course, you will receive a receipt with a link to access the handouts and meeting invitation.
PREREQUISITE for 6-month AMI Certification Course.

Description

Sign up for the 12-hour Montessori course that’s helped countless care providers improve elder engagement and independence, increase staff and family satisfaction, and transform the physical and social environment into a community that flourishes. The result is the care community where everyone wants to live and work! Our team will walk you through an easy and transformative 12-hour program to get real results.

If you follow the steps in this training, you’ll free up time, reduce work stress and open up a whole new way of thinking about people with dementia. Get ready to create a place where everyone thrives!

COURSE AGENDA

Day 1 (6:00-9:00 p.m. EST)

Person-Centered Care
  • What is Person-Centered Care?
  • The Value of Roles
What is Montessori for Children?
  • Background of Dr. Montessori’s Work
  • Key Discoveries of Human Development
  • Key Components of Montessori Education
Break
Applying Montessori Methods to the Care Setting
  • Montessori for Aging and Dementia
  • Essential Components
  • The Prepared Environment

Day 2 (6:00-9:00 p.m. EST)

Applying Montessori Methods to the Care Setting
  • Grace and Courtesy
  • Observation
  • Addressing Responsive Behaviors
  • Independence
  • Developing Activities
  • Developing Roles
Break
Montessori Activities
  • Presenting Montessori Activities
  • Demonstrations
  • Assessing Outcomes

Day 3 (6:00-9:00 p.m. EST)

Understanding Dementia and Memory
  • What is Dementia?
  • Types of Dementia
  • How Memory Works
  • Memory Books
Best Practices for Dementia Care
  • Personalized Assessments
  • Meaningful Engagement Plans
Break
Best Practices for Dementia Care (continued)
  • Communication
  • Changes in Vision, Hearing, and More

Day 4 (6:00-9:00 p.m. EST)

Best Practices for Dementia Care
  • Evidence-Based Design
  • Environmental Barriers & Facilitators
Break
Spaced Retrieval
  • Spaced Retrieval
  • Spaced Retrieval Case Studies
Putting Montessori into Action
  • Where to Begin?
  • Phases of Rollout
  • Creating an Action Plan
  • Next Steps