Why are strengths important to engage someone with technology?

The strengths perspective has emerged as an alternative to the more common deficit model of supporting people. Instead of focusing on a person’s problems and what they can’t do, the strengths perspective centres on clients' abilities, talents, and resources. The strengths perspective is central to how we successfully engage older adults with technology. 

When working with strengths we also:

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Strength spotting is recognising strengths in others to enhance their performance and is a key coaching skill.

To help identify strengths ask the question ‘What is your most positive experience?’ Listen carefully to the answer, focusing on and interpreting the key messages. 

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