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September 2019 SPIN Meeting - Using Montessori Methods in Geriatric Care

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Date: September 23, 2019

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm


Pacific University

711 SE Baseline, Room 132

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Topic: Using Montessori Methods in Geriatric Care will focus on how Montessori methods, originally utilized as an educational modality, have shown to be an effective tool for engaging older adults. These approaches have been found to be especially effective for adults with a diagnosis of dementia and can be used to increase communication and socialization as well as reduce the instances of negative behaviors.

Speaker: Amanda Stead, PhD, CCC-SLP is an associate professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and faculty in the Gerontology Certificate Program. Her specialty is in the area degenerative conditions, death & dying, aging, and evidence-based education. Her passion for working with dementia patients comes from personal family experience and from her experiences in long-term care settings. It is her personal goal to educate students and the community about the important role speech-language pathologists play in the care of patients with dementia and in end-of-life care.​

Host: Sarah Bellum’s Bakery & Workshop provides a social enterprise that helps adult survivors of severe brain injury lead more productive and fulfilling lives. The Bakery was launched by Pacific University School of Communication Sciences and Disorders professor Rik Lemoncello. Graduate students from a variety of programs learn through direct experience: how brain injury can affect a person in their everyday context, how to support individuals with acquired brain injury in functional tasks, and how to collaborate on interdisciplinary teams to provide best practices after brain injury.

Parking instruction – any appropriate space on the 1st or 2nd floor of the Intermodal Transit Facility. Enter the parking structure from the alley, near 247 SE 8th Avenue, Hillsboro.

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