Empathetic Communication with the Cognitively Impaired Elder
NCCAP approved for 8.5 contact hours
Program # 00021
Course Requirements : Take the provided pretest; read the book Validation – the Feil Method” by Naomi Feil and take the provided post test.
You may mail or fax your materials to DH Special Services. Once the materials are received and a passing grade of 70 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:This program focuses on the Validation approach developed by Naomi Feil. The text introduces the concept of Validation Therapy as well as an introductory review of cognitive loss and means to understand the changes that occur. Program content focuses on the physical, emotional and social factors leading to confusion and how to help the confused person during each stage, as it progresses.
Topic areas discussed in the book:
What is Validation?
Understanding the difference between Alzheimer’s Disease and the disoriented old-old
The Phases of Resolution
Implementing Validation with Individuals and with Groups
Assessing and Documenting Need and Participation
Course Content meets NCCAP Body of Knowledge Topic area 1, 4, 6, 10