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The 5th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit

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Saturday, November 8 • 11:40am - 1:00pm
The TTAP Method™: Effective, Research-based Programming for Clients with Alzheimer's

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ROOM 715

Did you know that our brains can make new cells when stimulated? This 80-minute workshop will take a neurobiological approach to discuss ways of enhancing cognition and learning capabilities in individuals with Alzheimer's. Expressive arts therapists can use available knowledge in brain anatomy to maximize the benefits of their therapeutic practices by stimulating different brain regions through structured and thematic experiential exercises. Through extensive research and practice, the presenter has developed the Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming (TTAP™), a multi-modal method to facilitate development, maintenance, and expression of an appropriate lifestyle for individuals with Alzheimer's and other cognitive limitations. The 9 steps of the TTAP Method include music, meditation, sculpture, poetry and other modalities that can be adapted to accommodate specific needs. Participants will be invited to create their own nine steps using the TTAP method.

Note: Participants will receive a 20% discount on a 2-day TTAP™ training during 2014.


Linda Levine, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT, CTRS

Linda Levine, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT, CTRS, works as a professor at St. Thomas Aquinas College and has written extensively on the arts and brain functioning directly effects neuroplasticity. She has received two Fulbright Scholarships and numerous awards for creating the first “active treatment” of rehabilitation of brain functioning. Linda is the author and trainer of The TTAP Method, and published her latest research in her book... Read More →

Saturday November 8, 2014 11:40am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY