Effective Interventions for Persons With Dementia: Using Spaced Retrieval and Montessori Techniques As speech-language pathologists, we are responsible for assessing an individual’s communication skills and developing a treatment plan that will best meet the needs of the client. Typically, the speech-language pathologist implements the treatment plan, but often we are responsible for training staff, caregivers, and family to follow through with a ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 1999
Effective Interventions for Persons With Dementia: Using Spaced Retrieval and Montessori Techniques
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  • Jennifer A. Brush
    Menorah Park Center for the Aging, Beachwood, OH
  • Cameron J. Camp
    Menorah Park Center for the Aging, Beachwood, OH
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Article   |   October 01, 1999
Effective Interventions for Persons With Dementia: Using Spaced Retrieval and Montessori Techniques
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, October 1999, Vol. 9, 27-32. doi:10.1044/nnsld9.4.27
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, October 1999, Vol. 9, 27-32. doi:10.1044/nnsld9.4.27
As speech-language pathologists, we are responsible for assessing an individual’s communication skills and developing a treatment plan that will best meet the needs of the client. Typically, the speech-language pathologist implements the treatment plan, but often we are responsible for training staff, caregivers, and family to follow through with a plan to enable the client to function to his or her highest potential. Research has shown that it is possible to implement effective treatment plans that enable persons with dementia to improve and maintain improvements in communication skills (Bourgeois, 1992). However, working with clients with dementia presents many challenges to caregivers and therapists, especially as the disease advances.
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