Link to Article: The Importance of Taking a Strength Based Perspective by Mary Beth Hewitt
For some reason the article is cut off at the end and the "Eight Behaviours of the Strengths Based Teacher" table is not included. It's a great table that lists the eight behaviours as well as examples of framing things from a flaw and strength focus. The 8 behaviours are:
- Focus on what the student can do.
- Make realistic appraisals and avoid the use of overgeneralizations.
- Look for and give credit for evidence of progress. Don't minimize or discount the positive.
- Positively reframe behaviour.
- Look for the "silver lining" in the students behaviour and start there.
- Work with the factors that you can control.
- Look at the whole picture. It is as important to focus on factors that are present when the misbehaviour does not occur as when it does.
- Be aware of the labels that you use and the projections that you make.
The Certified Dementia Practitioner program recognizes the need for standards in the area of Alzheimer’s and dementia education, We specialized in helping individuals with dementia, varying from Alzheimer's, which is the most common type of dementia, to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Lewy body, Frontotemporal, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's, and other types of dementia. We can evaluate the cognitive, health, functional status, and the level of emotional and physical support the person needs. Our exclusive Senex Saver™ tool saves time, money, stress for people in need.ReplyDelete