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Course # 5461
Using Montessori Methods in Your Practice

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm EDT

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Course Abstract

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.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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.

Time-ordered Agenda

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

Average Rating

(38 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Review by: Anna on August 9, 2012
Useful information
Review by: Laurie on August 8, 2012
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.
Review by: Janis on August 7, 2012
interesting information and topics
Review by: Melissa on August 6, 2012
Fantastic information and methods to improve therapeutic quality.
Review by: gabriela on August 6, 2012
examples used
Review by: Susan on August 3, 2012
wow! I was really impressed, first of allI didn't know Montesouri principles were used in adult rehab and I didn't realize all the ways to use them. Really awesome learning experience!!!
Review by: Erin on August 3, 2012
I enjoyed the video example and picture examples.
Review by: Emiley on August 2, 2012
It provided a new functional way to do therapy for the population mentioned. This approach makes more sense that many one on one methods with benefits to all concerned.
Review by: Helen A. on August 2, 2012
I never thought of apply theses skills to the adult population.
Review by: Sharon on August 2, 2012
Very functional examples.
Review by: Gwendolyn on August 2, 2012
Good sharing of Montessori and suggestions on how to apply information to adult patients.
Review by: Donna on August 2, 2012
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.
Review by: Susanne on August 2, 2012
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.
Review by: Maria on August 2, 2012
visual examples
Review by: Catlin on August 2, 2012
It was engaging, clear and uselful
Review by: Janice on August 2, 2012
Extremely relevant and well organized. Nice use of apprpriate, succinct videos to make the points.
Review by: Viola on August 2, 2012
Well organized.
Review by: Jan on August 2, 2012
Enthusiastic, Interesting, informative presentation
Review by: Jeffrey on August 2, 2012
Excellent description of how to implement this technique, great powerpoint, good videos, excellent speakers that presented
Review by: Barbara on August 2, 2012
Clear and organized presentation and relevant info
Review by: Lea on August 2, 2012
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.
Review by: Carol Nordahl on August 2, 2012
Great examples! very practicalwould like to hear research regarding client, family & staff satisfaction
Review by: Tracy on August 2, 2012
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!
Review by: Summer on August 2, 2012
Presented great therapy ideas and materials that are practical and easy to implement in therapy with any age client. Excellent course!!!.
Review by: Lucinda on August 2, 2012
Practical ideas

Course Information

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Course Presenters

megan malone

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

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.


Disclosure: These presenters have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


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