Rehab Therapies - TAS

Course ID 69792

This unit is part of a two-unit course that on completion will equip participants with the required knowledge and skills required to provide rehabilitative therapies for people living with dementia.

DO YOU WANT TO CREATE BETTER LIVES FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA? YOU CAN BE THE CHANGE

Develop and deliver Montessori based activities as part of a cognitive rehabilitative therapy model. Presented by Alzheimer’s Australia  

This unit is part of a two-unit course that on completion will equip participants with the required knowledge and skills required to provide rehabilitative therapies for people living with dementia.   This Nationally Recognised Training provides all participants with the opportunity to gain a Statement of Attainment for the successful completion of this Unit of Competence. 

Entry Requirements

Participants entering into this program should have the skills and knowledge required to provide support to people living with dementia in a variety of settings including family homes, community respite and residential aged care. CHCAC319A (or equivalent) Provide support to people living with dementia  

About the Workshop: UNIT 1 ALRT01

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 education philosophies of famed childhood educator Dr Maria Montessori.  

When Dr Cameron Camp was the Research Scientist & Director of the Myers Research Institute (USA) he discovered that Dr Montessori’s philosophies and principles could be effectively adapted to dementia activity programming. Since this time, research has provided clear evidence of increased levels of engagement and participation in activities when Montessori approaches are implemented with persons living with dementia.  

Who should attend?  

Individuals who are interested in learning about Montessori Methods for Dementia are invited to attend. Montessori for Dementia principles can be implemented by a range of people including diversional therapists, nurses, support workers, paid carers, lifestyle and leisure staff, family members and community support workers.  

For more information contact Alzheimer's Australia Tas on 03 6279 1100