Post-sixteen education/rehabilitation programmes
IMPACT Trainer, Certified Training Programmes.
- IMPACT is a method of learning for adults who wish
to improve their Mobility, Co-ordination and Dexterity, and reduce the effect
of motor impairment due to neurological damage, accident or ageing.
- IMPACT is client centred. The programmes are built
upon the participants already existing 'potential' abilities which in some
cases maybe latent. The programmes encourage individuality and require active
In these programmes, under guidance of the Impact trainer, participants
work in groups supporting each other to achieve a common goal of functional
independence (or whatever their aims may desire) according to their individual
- IMPACT can be used by participants themselves or by
carers and family members.
- IMPACT aims to help participants become active learners
instead of passive recipients.
- IMPACT offers participants holistic programmes, which
seek to integrate the learning of motor skills, personal care and functional
independence according to individually capability and needs.
- IMPACT Programmes provide ample opportunities for
continuous problem solving through active experience in a 'normal' life
Goals are set with high expectations but take into consideration individual
abilities and needs.
The first step in creating programmes is to understand the importance
of the active way of lifestyle.
The trainer creates conditions and provides tools and processes for competency
and development in all areas of life.
- IMPACT was designed and created in 1996 by Judit Szathmary
a graduate of the Petö Institute, Budapest. Her aim was to transform
individuals lives who spent endless days in day centres, nursing homes and
With the IMPACT approach, their life became more enjoyable, their
health improved (in some cases medication reduced or eliminated), they became
more aware of what they wanted to do for themselves and therefore they were
able to make personal choices. Their community spirit was re-charged and
each person looked towards the future with more focus and hope.
In order to achieve the above, a new vocational training was created for
staff to equip them with the necessary theoretical and practical skills
to radically improve the lives of others.
The pilot project was set up with the help of SCOPE and was introduced at
Central Middlesex Skills Development Centre (CMSS) and to this day still
This CMSS pilot project could only manifest because of the understanding
and forward thinking nature of the manager, Betty Morris and the Committee
behind her at CMSS.
Judit Szathmary through her travelling and teaching, gained invaluable experiences
while helping to improve the quality of life for individuals with different
Judit was deeply inspired and felt ordained to set up IMPACT in the
- The IMPACT project can be set up anywhere in the world
in any circumstances and in any setting.
The training is organised by the Szathmary Corporation and involves a commitment
minimum of eighteen months.
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