Theories and Techniques in Understanding Cognitive Loss in the Elderly
NCCAP approved 8 contact hours
Program # 00043
Course Requirements : Take the provided pretest, read the book “Roses Grow in a Butterfly Garden” by Lauren Smerglia Seifert, and take the provided pre and post test.
You may mail or fax your materials to DH Special Services. Once the materials are received and a passing grade is determined, your certificate will be mailed to you. If you are in need of the certificate sooner,
a copy can be faxed to you and the original mailed.
Course Content: The reading of the text “Roses Grow in a Butterfly Garden” will introduce the participant to specific theories about cognitive loss in a very practical way. Sensory changes, aspects of memory, and cognitive skills will be explored through research and specific examples in practice. The participant will gain an understanding of proven theory which supports daily approaches and techniques.
Topic areas discussed in the text:
Building Activities around Stories
The Use of Multi-Sensory Cues in Programming
Memory Cuing and Schaffolding
Research Outcomes associated with Cognitive Work with the Elderly
Course Content meets NCCAP Body of Knowledge Topic areas 1, 2, 4, 6 & 7