Using Montessori Methods in Your Practice
Course Learning Outcomes
- 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.
|0-10 Minutes||Introductions/Overview of Montessori Programming|
|10-25 Minutes||Overview of Key Montessori Principles|
|25-35 Minutes||Implementing Montessori in Facility and Group Settings|
|35-55 Minutes||Treatment Activities for Goals using Montessori Methods|
|55-55 Minutes||Conclusion; Questions/Answers|
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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