Training Programs

Alzheimer Training – Montessori Method Adapted for the Cognitively Impaired

We are the Authorized Canadian Licensee of the Center for Applied Research in Dementia whose Director of Research & Development – Cameron J. Camp, PhD. – is the Originator of the Montessori Method Adapted for the Cognitively Impaired.

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Montessori Method Adapted for the Cognitively Impaired – Group Training Within the Same Establishment – Certified Training

Online or on-site training available.

OBJECTIVES:

Understand the Montessori philosophy, its principles, its approach, and how to apply it to people with dementia and other related diseases.

Change our perceptions of the people concerned.

Refocus on the person. Learn to understand, empower and interact with him/her.

Enable professionals to better identify, and therefore, solicit and use the abilities preserved in people with dementia (remaining abilities) and therefore, change their views and their attitudes toward those they care for.

To allow for the adaptation, creation, and implementation of daily life activities adapted to the difficulties, capacities, interests and personal tastes of the people in order to increase their engagement .

To allow the person to attain a certain functional level of autonomy through freedom of choice and a sense of control over their own life.

To allow people with dementia to take on social roles and to increase their sense of belonging to a community, notably through meaningful activities and by allowing them to participate as actors in their community.

Introduce them to a process for dealing with problematic behaviors, by working with them to find ideas and solutions for a concrete cases encountered in their work or living environment.

Professionals taking this training will benefit from enhanced communication skills at both verbal and nonverbal levels, when working with the cognitively impaired.

Timing:

12 hours training / 4 modules of 3 hours each ( virtual )

On-site training also available.

Training scheduled according to establishment’s availability.

Pedagogical methods :

  • Theoretical presentation
  • Questions for reflection/exchanges
  • Case studies
  • Examples/videos based on the application/integration of the Montessori Method in various environments
  • Analysis of problematic behaviors / solutions
  • Practice of the participants in the field between each module

Pedagogical tools :

  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Examples, Video clips
  • Support Tools

Fee:  $1,680.00*

The cost of the training includes all 4 modules, support tools plus a complimentary 1.5 hour follow up support session.

*For on-site training, travel related costs are at the expense of the applicant.

Who Should Attend:

This training is intended for a group of practitioners from the same establishment.

Group size: 6 people

For larger groups, adjust quantity in the shopping cart or inquire:

[email protected]

Certified Intensive Individual training available here.

Certified Training:  A certificate will be awarded to all participants at the end of the training

Training offered in both official languages.

For more information contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Cancellation & Refund Policy:

No refunds will be made less than 10 days before the event.

A registered participant who cannot attend the training they have registered for may request a refund up until 10 days prior to the start of the program. Alternatively, the participant may attend a future session or send a substitute.

We reserve the right to postpone or cancel sessions when circumstances dictate. In the case of rescheduling or cancellation, registered participants will be contacted and offered the opportunity to attend a rescheduled session or receive a refund of their fee.

 

Alzheimer Training – Montessori Method Adapted for those with Dementia

Individual – Certified Training

Online or on-site training available.

OBJECTIVES:

Understand the Montessori philosophy, its principles, its approach, and how to apply it to people with dementia and other related diseases.

Change our perceptions of the people concerned.

Refocus on the person. Learn to understand, empower and interact with him/her.

Enable professionals to better identify, and therefore, solicit and use the abilities preserved in people with dementia (remaining abilities) and therefore, change their views and their attitudes toward those they care for.

To allow for the adaptation, creation, and implementation of daily life activities adapted to the difficulties, capacities, interests and personal tastes of the people in order to increase their engagement .

To allow the person to attain a certain functional level of autonomy through freedom of choice and a sense of control over their own life.

To allow people with dementia to take on social roles and to increase their sense of belonging to a community, notably through meaningful activities and by allowing them to participate as actors in their community.

Introduce them to a process for dealing with problematic behaviors, by working with them to find ideas and solutions for a concrete cases encountered in their work or living environment.

Professionals taking this training will benefit from enhanced communication skills at both verbal and nonverbal levels, when working with the cognitively impaired.

Note: For groups of practitioners from the same establishment, we invite you to check out our Group Training here.

Timing:

12 hours training / 4 modules of 3 hours each (virtual).

Each online session runs from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern

2022 Dates*:

October 12-14-18-21, 2022

2023 Date*:

March 20 – 22 – 27 – 31, 2023

*Do not hesitate to contact us even if the dates we propose do not suit you. For groups, we can adapt to your availability.

Pedagogical methods :

  • Theoretical presentation
  • Questions for reflection/exchanges
  • Case studies
  • Examples/videos based on the application/integration of the Montessori Method in various environments
  • Analysis of problematic behaviors / solutions
  • Practice of the participants in the field between each module

Pedagogical tools :

  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Examples, Video clips
  • Support Tools

Fee:  $350.00 per person

The cost of the training includes all 4 modules and support tools plus a complimentary 1.5 hour follow up support session.

This training is also available for community organizations working with family caregivers and/or the cognitively impaired.

Special rate may apply – please inquire.

For on-site training, travel related costs are at the expense of the participant.

Who Should Attend:

Individual practitioners in health/social services/community organizations serving those with cognitive disabilities.

Class size: 8-10 

Certified Training:  A certificate will be awarded to participants at the end of the training.

Training offered in both official languages.

For more information contact:  [email protected]

Cancellation & Refund Policy:

No refunds will be made less than 10 days before the event.

A registered participant who cannot attend the training they have registered for may request a refund up until 10 days prior to the start of the program. Alternatively, the participant may attend a future session or send a substitute.

We reserve the right to postpone or cancel sessions when circumstances dictate. In the case of rescheduling or cancellation, registered participants will be contacted and offered the opportunity to attend a rescheduled session or receive a refund of their fee.

Abridged Version – Montessori Method Adapted for the Cognitively Impaired – Individual – Non-Certified Program

This abridged version of the training in the adapted Montessori Method is intended for Community Organizations who work with caregivers and also for caregivers who accompany a loved one.

Online training.

Non Certified Individual Training

OBJECTIVES:

To change the perceptions attitudes and beliefs of caregivers regarding the preconceived ideas about the limitations imposed by the disease.

To develop appropriate knowledge, skills & appropriate behaviors in caregivers.

Understand reactionary and disruptive behaviors, very often symptomatic of unmet needs.

Allow those accompanied to have greater control in daily life and staying at home as long as possible.

Developing rewarding roles and routines for the caregiver.

More respite in daily life.

More confidence in their abilities and insight as a caregiver.

More concrete tools to solicit and support the preserved capacities of the person with dementia.

Offer strategies for more harmonious communication between the caregiver  and the person being cared for despite the stage of the disease.

Timing:

7.5 hours training / 3 modules of 2.5 hours each (virtual).

Dates to be arranged  based on next available session.

Pedagogical methods :

  • Questions for reflection/exchanges
  • Case studies
  • Examples/videos based on the application/integration of the Montessori Method in various environments
  • Analysis of problematic behaviors / solutions
  • Practice of the participants in the field between each module

Pedagogical tools :

  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Examples, Video clips
  • Support Tools

Fee:  Please inquire: Mark Norris, Director (418) 337 8092

Includes all 3 modules and support tools.

Special rate may apply for community organizations – please inquire.

Who Should Attend:

Practitioners who are working with caregivers and/or working  directly with those diagnosed.

Class Size: 8-10

Training offered in both official languages.

For more information contact:  [email protected]

Cancellation & Refund Policy:

No refunds will be made less than 10 days before the event.

A registered participant who cannot attend the training they have registered for may request a refund up until 10 days prior to the start of the program. Alternatively, the participant may attend a future session or send a substitute.

We reserve the right to postpone or cancel sessions when circumstances dictate. In the case of rescheduling or cancellation, registered participants will be contacted and offered the opportunity to attend a rescheduled session or receive a refund of their fee.

MEMORY CAFES

Memory Cafes ( by Zoom ) – Free of Charge

The Montessori Alzheimer Center has introduced Memory Cafés to support people in the mild stage of cognitive impairment.

Memory Cafés provide a forum for those recently diagnosed and/or with mild cognitive disorders to express themselves and to share and exchange ideas with others in a similar situation.

Objectives:

  • Help people to feel less isolated and less lonely
  • Provide an opportunity to share in a safe and empathetic environment
  • Improve quality of life and have more control over it, despite the disease
  • Learn new skills and strategies to better cope with various challenges such as communication, conflict resolution, etc.

Memory Cafés will be held twice a month or according to the wishes of the participants in the group.

Maximum 10 per group.

Memory Cafés are complimentary.

Complete the form below and click on ‘SUBMIT’.

We will contact you to provide details and arrange for participation in a Memory Café.

     

    SUPPORT WORKSHOP

    Support Workshop – Free of Charge

    This complimentary workshop is offered to caregivers/practitioners in organizations who have previously been trained (virtual) in the Montessori Method Adapted for the Cognitively Impaired.

    Objectives:

    • To give and receive ongoing support among colleagues.
    • To share challenges and successes that came about based on the training with other participants who have also been previously trained in the Montessori method adapted for the cognitively impaired.
    • This will provide you with an opportunity to improve your quality of life and strengthen your ties with the Montessori community.

    Support Workshops are complimentary.

    Complete the form below and click on ‘SUBMIT’.

    We will contact you to provide details and arrange for participation in a Support Workshop.