This course will provide SLPs with functional knowledge on using Montessori-based concepts during treatment sessions with adult clients. An overview of Montessori-based programming, as well as key principles for implementing it during treatment, and activity ideas to reach common goals will be shared.
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After this course, participants will be able to describe Montessori-based programming.
After this course, participants will be able to provide 3 examples of key programming principles of Montessori programming.
After this course, participants will be able to describe 2 Montessori-based activities that can be used in the treatment setting.
After this course, participants will be able to describe 2 recommendations an SLP can give to facility settings and/or home caregivers to utilize Montessori concepts with their residents/family members.
Introductions/Overview of Montessori Programming
Overview of Key Montessori Principles
Implementing Montessori in Facility and Group Settings
Treatment Activities for Goals using Montessori Methods
Good powerpoint slides- clear and relevant to the subject matter with good photos/examples; although I thought this was a course on Montessori methods for children, not adults. I think it should be stated in the course title; however, even though I am not working with adults at this time, I can still use some of the information/strategies with children as well.
Well organized & presented with notes. They gave information on some prepared Montessori activities and how to purchase them keeping in mind to use everyday materials first and foremost. Examples of activities are key & they shared those with us.
videos. However, the presenters should have paced themselves better to be able to cover all their slides instead of running out of time. I also did not think that it was clear that this course was about Montessori methods with the geriatric population. I thought it was about children.
The course provided very well thought out information that would be benficial to either someone familiar with the Montessori method or for someone new the methodology. The examples of Montessori-based Programming were very helpful in understanding how the programming was targeted to a dementia population.
Many of us are familiar with Montessori principles as applied to use with young children. Very valuable information was given showing how to adapt the same principles for use with a completely different population! Bravo!
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Megan Malone, M.A., CCC-SLP
Megan Malone is a speech-language pathologist working for Gentiva Health Services and Kent State University. She previously worked for 9 years as a senior research associate and lead trainer at Myers Research Institute, in Cleveland, OH where she oversaw federally/privately funded grants focused on implementing interventions with older adults with dementia. She has spoken numerous times at the annual conventions of the American Speech and Hearing Association, Gerontological Society of America, American Society on Aging, and the Alzheimer’s Association, along with several state speech and hearing conventions. She has published articles in the Journal of Communication Disorders, Alzheimer’s Care Quarterly, The Gerontologist, and Dementia.
Jennifer Loehr, M.A., CCC-SLP
Jenny Loehr is a speech-language pathologist employed by Encompass Home Health Services in Austin Texas. Her focus of practice in the past twenty years has been adult/geriatric neurology with an emphasis on dementia programming. Jenny has spoken locally and nationally on the topic of dementia care at numerous conferences including the Texas Speech and Hearing Association, American Speech and Hearing Association and the National Association of Home Health and Hospice conference. She is currently working on developing and implementing a home health specialty program designed to meet the individual and unique needs of dementia patients living at home and in assisted living facilities.
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