Building Empathy for Working with Aging Adults from Special Educator Barbara Sealey

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Building Empathy for Working with Aging Adults from Special Educator Barbara Sealey

Format: Tips and Challenges
Topic:
Age Group: Senior
Population: All
Level of Disability: All

It can be challenging for staff who are in their physical prime to understand the pain, stiffness and sensory issues that aging adults face.

Empathy is the cornerstone of good support and is best felt with direct experience. How do I get the experience of being 65 when I'm only 25?

Check out the "Expert Tips" for ideas to help you create an empathy building curriculum for your staff.

Barbara Sealey, M.S., Ed.D MS Ed, has been a curriculum designer and educator in the field of disabilities for over 20 years. She spearheaded the development of YAI's Intensive Training on Working with Seniors and currently chairs YAI's Training Committee on Working with Aging Adults.

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