Two Day WorkshopLocation: 12 Bannockburn Ave. Toronto, ON Date : June 29 & 30 2015 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cost: $450 per person (includes all materials)
About The Workshop
This two-day program focuses on Montessori Methods for Dementia™, an innovative method of working with older adults living with cognitive and/or physical impairments. Montessori Methods for Dementia™ is based on the educational philosophies of famed childhood educator, Dr. Maria Montessori. Dr. Cameron Camp, when he was the Research Scientist and Director of the Myers Research Institute, Cleveland, OH, discovered that Dr. Montessori’s philosophies and principles could be effectively adapted to dementia programming. Research has provided clear evidence of increased levels of engagement and participation in activities when Montessori approaches are implemented with persons with dementia. Participants in this workshop will learn about the basic principles of Montessori Programming, along with practical “hands on” opportunities to apply the techniques and consider how these activities could be adapted for their clients/programs/home. The first day of the program focuses on the facts (knowledge) and the second day focuses on putting the concepts into practice for specific clients, activities, and environments.
By the end of this two-day program, the learner will be able to:
- Link interests, skills & abilities of persons with dementia to Montessori goals and objectives.
- Describe the Montessori Methods for Dementia™ model and explain why this is a useful technique for those with dementia.
- Describe the Montessori philosophy as well as the basic Montessori principles.
- Develop programming for individuals and groups based on the main Montessori classes of activities, as modified for dementia.
- Create and present Montessori activities based on Montessori principles.
- Assess current programming strategies and know how to modify some to be more Montessori in nature.