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.
View details here about the Reading2Connect Long-Term Care Program.
THE CLINICIAN PROGRAM
With our program, speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists learn to use adapted reading material in their therapy with older adults. Clinicians 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 therapists. This training enables therapists to integrate reading with evidenced-based strategies to achieve CMS-approved therapy goals. Examples of therapy documentation are provided.
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. This 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.
View details here about the Reading2Connect Library Program.
THE CARE PARTNER PROGRAM
With the Reading2Connect Care Partner Program, family members, companions, and volunteers receive the tools and skills to enhance their one-to-one time with adults living with cognitive changes.
Care partners receive Reading2Connect age/dementia friendly physical books, video books, and access to a 30-minute recorded educational video. Care partners hone in on mindful techniques to stimulate imaginations, support authentic communication, and nurture experiences of independence.
View details here about the Reading2Connect Care Partner Program.