Welcome to the Validation Training Institute, Inc.
Thank you for visiting the Validation Training Institute Web site. Here you can find information about Validation, a proven 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 age-related cognitive decline or disorientation.
The video above—with more than 1 million views!—shows Validation Training Institute founder Naomi Feil demonstrating how she uses Validation to reach an elderly woman.
Numerous studies have shown that Validation reduces stress for caregivers (which includes professionals and family members) while enhancing dignity and happiness for those who are Validated, individuals who are often 85 years and older.
In addition to research, articles, videos, DVDs and books, the best introduction to Validation is through a Validation Workshop, given by Naomi Feil, developer of the Validation Method. The DVDs “Introduction to Validation” and “Communicating with Alzheimer-type Populations” are especially helpful and available for purchase from Edward Feil Productions.
– Recent News –
For more on what’s new in the world of Validation, visit the VTI blog or the
“What’s New” section of the Web site.
• NEW Internet-Support Level 1 Validation Course: Starts January, 2017. Irvine, Calif. Click here for more information.
• Tedx Amsterdam Women 2015:Naomi presented at the conference on May 29, 2015. Watch now.