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It's all About the Approach: A Recreational Therapist Approach to Person Centered Care (.15 CEUs)


The content of this module qualifies under NCTRC's Specialization Area Designation for Behavioral Health and Geriatrics.

The presenter will discuss how to form an approach that utilizes recreational therapy and person centered care. Feel like you're running out of ideas and you just don't have time? Or like the ones you're working with always say no? Maybe you're just getting started and need a little support! Either way, this is the presentation for you! Stephanie will help you regenerate your motivation and ideas to recreate your approach and contribute to a successful interaction with the older adult population. Topics within this presentation will include briefly understanding dementia, diseases and symptoms, the environment and its roll to a successful approach, behavior/reactions, communication, and routine. The presenter will give tips and resources for caregivers, CTRSs, family members, and others working with the older adult population. At the end of the presentation there will be a common questions section where Stephanie will provide the answers for further clarification.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The learner will be able to list 3 diseases that have dementia as a symptom in the older adult population.
  2. The learner will be able to identify 3 components to address in the environment for a successful approach.
  3. The learner will be able to identify 3 communication styles for older adults.