This course is great for in-service training. Content includes videos, text with narration, interactive quizzes and completion certificate.
The goal of this tutorial is to give you a good foundation in the theory of Validation and descriptions of Validation techniques. This tutorial will not teach you everything about Validation, but it will give you enough to make a start and perhaps that will be enough to open up a whole new way of being with disoriented elderly people. After you have completed this tutorial, we encourage you to participate in a Validation Worker course.
If you are interested in purchasing this course for your students, colleagues or staff, you can save money by purchasing 5 one-year subscriptions for $200 ($40 each) or purchasing 10 one-year subscriptions for $300 ($30 each). Please email for large quantity orders.
Who are the Old-Old? Overcoming adversity through denial has worked before to help them survive life’s crises. In very old age, when one crisis follows another, overloading and ganging… […]
Summary Table of Stages of Dementia Malorientation Time Confusion Repetitive Motion Focus Externally focused Unfocused Internally focused Behaviors Purposefully clutching personal object Muted, limited range of motion Stereotypical repetitive pacing,… […]
Centering: You need to mentally prepare oneself before starting the Validation process: you need to clear your emotions and center. Centering is used in other contexts – meditation, prayer, yoga,… […]
Validation can take place anywhere. The housekeeper in a nursing home can validate while she’s tidying the room; the nursing assistant, while she is taking the old person to the… […]
When you validate you need to move close enough to the other person so that they recognize that you are there, respectful of the distance or closeness that he or… […]
There are 6 Verbal Techniques that can be used with elderly in Maloriented or Time-Confused Phases: Rephrasing Polarity Reminiscing Ambiguity Open Questions Say the Emotion with Emotion Rephrasing: Repeat… […]
Below are questions for Quiz #1. Before you answer the questions, you can click the “back” button on your browser to review content from the previous screens. […]
There are 3 Non Verbal Techniques to use with elderly in phases 2, 3 and 4 of resolution: Mirroring Touch Music Mirroring: Copy the body movements, breathing, look in the… […]
Today, Validation is practiced in hospitals, nursing homes and by community care workers in North America, Europe, Australia and Japan. Naomi Feil’s books, Validation: The Feil Method (1982, 1992, 2003)… […]
Values: The values and beliefs: Be non-judgmental Know your client as a unique individual Every person seeks balance (homeostasis) Expression of feelings, all feelings, is a positive, healing action Empathy… […]
Congratulations on finishing the course. We hope that you will be able to use the techniques you learned in the course. If you need a certificate for continuing education purposes… […]