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Article

Innovative Montessori Practice in an Australian Indigenous Community School Linking Migalu Zoology and Murri Zoology

Publication: The Alcove: Newsletter of the Australian AMI Alumni Association, no. 15

Pages: 23–25

Australasia, Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Indigenous communities, Indigenous peoples, Kamilaroi (Australian people), Montessori method of education, Oceania, Zoology education

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Abstract/Notes: Migalu or Migaloo is an Aboriginal Australian term for "a white person". Murri is the name of a specific group of Aboriginal Australian peoples (also known as Kamilaroi) which form one of the four largest Indigenous nations in Australia.

Language: English

Article

Approaches to engaging people with dementia in meaningful occupations in institutional settings: A scoping review

Available from: Taylor and Francis Online

Publication: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol. 28, no. 5

Pages: 329-347

Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, Gerontology, Montessori therapy, Montessori-based interventions (MBI)

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Abstract/Notes: Background People with dementia in institutional settings lack engagement in meaningful occupations, which may cause decreased quality of life. Although many researchers and professionals have proposed approaches to engage people with dementia in these occupations, an overview seems to be missing. Aim This scoping review provides an overview by categorizing and describing the characteristics of the approaches. Material and method A thorough literature search in nine databases identified the studies on approaches. We included 54 studies, and extracted bibliometric data. A content analysis revealed the characteristics of the approaches. Results Four categories of approaches were uncovered. First, the literature defined the concept of meaningful occupation in various ways. Second, a category of approaches provided theoretical knowledge of meaningful occupations. The third category focussed on specific themes, such as certain methods. The final described comprehensive multilevel approaches. Conclusion This review contributes to knowledge of the diversity of approaches to engage people with dementia in meaningful occupation within institutional settings. Significance We suggest that occupational therapy researchers and practitioners consider how the concept of meaningful occupation is embedded in the theoretical landscape. Furthermore, activity programming requires reflexive decision-making at the policy and practice level, as engagement in meaningful occupations is complex.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1080/11038128.2020.1791952

ISSN: 1103-8128

Doctoral Dissertation

Utilizing Montessori-Based Occupational Therapy Interventions for People with Dementia

Available from: St. Catherine University

Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, Gerontology, Montessori therapy, Montessori-based interventions (MBI)

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Abstract/Notes: The Montessori Method for dementia is a specific approach to dementia care that can be implemented as an alternative to pharmaceutical intervention with its focus on purposeful and meaningful doing. Montessori-based interventions that were found effective in increasing self-feeding for people with dementia included activities requiring hand-eye coordination, scooping, pouring and squeezing. For this project, there were five participants from a residential care facility. This study consisted of doing activities or exercises to simulate eating right before mealtime. This occurred three times per week for eight weeks. The broad long-term purpose of this project was to increase participation in the daily occupation of self-feeding for people with dementia in residential care facilities. Montessori-based occupational therapy interventions could provide caregivers with an evidence-based strategy to deal with eating difficulties of people with dementia.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2015

Article

Grand Opening – Australian Montessori Teacher Education Foundation

Publication: The Alcove: Newsletter of the Australian AMI Alumni Association, no. 4

Pages: 7

Australasia, Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Australian Montessori Teacher Education Foundation (AMTEF), Oceania, Renilde Montessori - Speeches, addresses, etc.

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Abstract/Notes: Includes toast from Renilde Montessori and letter from student Kylee Paddy

Language: English

Video Recording

Montessori and Indigenous People: We Share Our Dreams

Available from: YouTube

Australasia, Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Indigenous peoples, Montessori method of education, Oceania

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Abstract/Notes: This video emphasizes how the values of indigenous Australian culture mesh with Montessori philosophy as represented by projects and principal advocates in Cairns West, Redfern (Sydney), and Wadja Wadja (Woorabinda). The desire for Montessori education by aboriginal peoples is documented through interviews on location.

Runtime: 16 minutes

Language: English

Published: Burton, Ohio, 2005

Book

The Montessori Method for Connecting to People with Dementia: A Creative Guide to Communication and Engagement in Dementia Care

Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, Gerontology, Montessori therapy, Montessori-based interventions (MBI)

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Abstract/Notes: Creative activities can support people with dementia, leading to moments of reconnection and joy. This book shows how the Montessori method - with its arts-based, person-centred and positive focus - can help caregivers connect to people with dementia. Drawing on 20 years of experience, Tom and Karen Brenner explain the philosophy of the Montessori method, provide clearly-written steps to follow when applying it, and share a wealth of case studies and stories from their personal work using this method with people with dementia. This includes reading circles, art programmes, drum circles, poetry, and video diaries. Supported by research of the importance of creativity and the arts in dementia care, it is made clear throughout how every aspect of the Montessori method can help those with dementia to rediscover the world around them, maximising the opportunities they have to reconnect with their peers, family, friends, and support staff.

Language: English

Published: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2020

ISBN: 978-1-78592-813-0 978-1-78450-873-9 1-78450-873-X

Article

Effects of a Culturally Adapted Group-Based Montessori-Based Activities on Engagement and Affect in Chinese Older People with Dementia: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Available from: Springer Link

Publication: BMC Geriatrics, vol. 21, no. 1

Pages: Article 24

Alzheimer's disease, Asia, China, Dementia, East Asia, Gerontology, Montessori method of education, Montessori therapy, Montessori-based interventions (MBI)

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Abstract/Notes: The Montessori Method underpinned by the principle of person-centered care has been widely adopted to design activities for people with dementia. However, the methodological quality of the existing evidence is fair. The objectives of this study are to examine the feasibility and effects of a culturally adapted group-based Montessori Method for Dementia program in Chinese community on engagement and affect in community-dwelling people with dementia.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1186/s12877-020-01967-0

ISSN: 1471-2318

Article

Announcing AMTEF [Australian Montessori Teacher Education Foundation]

Publication: The Alcove: Newsletter of the Australian AMI Alumni Association, no. 2

Pages: 5

Australasia, Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Oceania

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Language: English

Book

Montessori: The Australian Story of a Revolutionary Teaching Method

Available from: JSTOR

Australasia, Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Oceania

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Abstract/Notes: In 1913 four Australian teachers attended inspirational educator Dr. Maria Montessori’s first international training course in Rome. That same year Blackfriars School in Sydney was one of the first schools in the world to adopt the Montessori approach. A century later, Montessori continues to be at the forefront of innovative education in this country, with 200 schools and centres, including Indigenous learning programs, and a recognised curriculum of its own.

Language: English

Published: Randwick, Australia: University of New South Wales Press, 2013

ISBN: 978-1-74223-363-5

Article

Pioneers of Australian Education: How the Great South Land Was Won

Publication: Montessori Matters, no. 2

Pages: 10–18

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Language: English

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