The Reading2Connect® Programs:
Enriching the Lives of Older Adults in a Variety of Settings
THE LONG-TERM CARE PROGRAM
Life Enrichment professionals and other team members learn to conduct resident-led, book-based programming for residents living with dementia, of various abilities. With our online, self-directed training, long-term care team members become skilled at using the Reading2Connect age/dementia friendly books, Montessori-based strategies, and supporting materials to incorporate reading into the lives of residents and to enhance resident-directed. authentic socialization. Our course is NCCAP-approved for 3 CEUs.
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THE SPEECH PATHOLOGY PROGRAM
With our program, speech-language pathologists learn to use adapted reading material in their therapy with older adults. Speech pathologists (and occupational therapists may participate as well) are able to expand their cognitive/communication therapy caseload, especially with adults living with dementia.
Trainees receive Reading2Connect age/dementia friendly books, supporting materials, and a 2-hour online, live training with other clinicians. This training enables therapists to integrate reading with evidenced-based strategies to achieve CMS-approved therapy goals. Examples of therapy documentation are discussed.
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THE LIBRARY PROGRAM
With the Reading2Connect Library Program, library employees and volunteers receive the tools and skills to serve their older adult patrons, especially those living with dementia. Our program training is specifically designed for librarians. In the online, live training, with other library participants, we elaborate on how to engage older adults with reading material optimized for them to enjoy on their own, inside the library, in their homes, and in the care communities in which they live.
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