May 15, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

GER 491 Validation Method: Part I

Fall Semester

This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the Validation Method. This is an experiential course in which students will be exposed to foundational materials through readings and lectures. They will then practice principles of the Validation Method weekly with older adults (who reside on a memory support unit in a retirement community) who are in the first two phases of dementia. Those who pass the class with a grade of 75 or better will receive a certificate of completion for Phases I and II. Ger491 Validation Method: Part I is a prerequisite for GER 492 Validation Method: Part II. Students who successfully complete both GER 491 and GER 492 will be eligible to become Certified Validation Workers as recognized by Validation Training Institute. Prerequisite: GER 312 /PSY 312  (Cross -listed course)

3 credit hours