Guide: Vicki de Klerk, Executive Director, Validation Training Institute
Validation is a proven, non-pharmaceutical method of communication developed by social worker and gerontologist Naomi Feil that helps improve the connection between caregivers and older adults experiencing dementia, also known as cognitive-decline or disorientation. The session will cover the background of the Validation method, the basics of the Validation method and what to do next!
- Participants in this webinar will be able to describe at least two Validation principles
- Participants in this webinar will be able to practice three beginning techniques of Validation including centering, observation and finding an appropriate approach.
- Participants in this webinar will gain insight into four reasons behind behavioral expressions and learn how to use Validation techniques in responding to them.
Breaking Through Dementia: Validation
45 minutes / FREE
Thursday, October 24, 11:00 – 11:45 am EST
Registration closes 1 hour prior to the event
Vicki de Klerk-Rubin is the Executive Director of the Validation Training Institute and a certified Validation Master; together with her mother, Naomi Feil, she revised the books, Validation: the Feil Method and The Validation Breakthrough and she is the author of Validation Techniques for Dementia Care: The Family Guide to Improving Communication. Ms. de Klerk holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University, a Master of Business Administration from Fordham University and is a Dutch-trained registered nurse.