Where: Waterfront Conference Centre, 555 Bay St, N, Hamilton, ON L8L 1H1
Date: Oct. 12, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Early Registration Discount of $25 will be deducted automatically if registered before Oct. 2nd, 2017.
When working with individuals with dementia, those who struggle to remember details that contribute to meaningful conversation, people often conclude that conversation is no longer possible. They falsely conclude that when communication strategies fail there is no way to connect with this individual. Where there is a problem, we must always focus on finding a remedy. Validation techniques provide an effective remedy for communication breakdown in dementia. Validation Therapy was developed by Naomi Feil from Cleveland, Ohio, between 1963 and 1980. These techniques are being used around the world. This workshop will highlight basic but effective communication techniques for dementia and then focus on validation communication strategies. This workshop will also provide opportunities to challenge your thinking about communicating with individuals in all stages of dementia, including those who have lost virtually all ability to converse. The importance of using both verbal and nonverbal communication strategies will be discussed, individual and group strategies will be described and case examples will be provided.
|Event Day 1||Oct. 12, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Additional Info||Workshop materials, lunch and refreshments are included in your registration fee. A $10 fee will be charged if a new certificate is required. Please note that weather cancellations are posted on our website: www.dementiability.com/weather|
|How to Register||Please use this page to register ONE attendee at a time by completing the form above and clicking "Add to Cart" for each person. You may pay for all attendees in one transaction.|