gentleteachingwebLooking to improve how you interact with others? Interested in establishing a more effective relationship with an individual with disabilities that you work or live with? Gentle Teaching can help, and MDS launched a four-part Essentials of Gentle Teaching training series on February 12, 2013.

Gentle Teaching is a philosophy for supporting people with disabilities which is based on mutual respect, mutual change, and mutual growth. Emphasis is placed on establishing a solid, positive relationship between people with disabilities and those who support them. With this foundation, change and growth are achieved through teaching new skills and focusing on participation in a logical flow of activities.

The four-part Gentle Teaching monthly training sessions are intended for families, staff, providers and professionals. Participants should have completed the Introduction to Gentle Teaching workshop (part of Orientation) within the past two years. An Introduction class is scheduled for Thursday, January 24, from 9:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m.

Changing Ourselves So That Others May Grow
Tuesdsays, February 12th & February 19th 1:00-3:00 pm
Instructor: David Yeiter

Essentials of Teaching: "Nuts and Bolts" "Getting it Done"
Tuesdays, March 12th & March 19th 1:00-3:00 pm
Instructor: Jessica O'Connor

Why Calendars, Schedules and Routines Are Important
Tuesdays, April 16th & April 23rd 1:00-3:00 pm
Instructor: Paula Smith

Putting It All Together
Tuesdays, May 14th & May 21st 1:00-3:00 pm
Instructor: David Yeiter

Participants should have completed the Introduction to Gentle Teaching workshop (part of Orientation) within the past two years. An Introduction class is scheduled for Thursday, January 24, from 9:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is necessary. For more information, contact Jessica O'Connor at 352-1304. Click here for information on Gentle Teaching workshops.