Westchester Speech, Hearing and Language Association Presents:
“Traditional and Neurodiversity-Affirming Practices for the Autistic Population”
Presenter: Rachel Dorsey “Autistic SLP” M.S. CCC-SLP
This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs, Professional, Intermediate level
Sunday, February 6, 2022
9:00 am -12:15 pm; Virtual Member Breakfast – Zoom Event
This course will define and discuss neurodiversity, the neurodiversity paradigm, and autism when viewed through the lens of the neurodiversity paradigm. The course will also discuss some traditional practices with the Autistic population in the field of speech-language pathology and offer alternatives that honor Autistic identity, promote socio-emotional well-being, and consider the underlying cognitive and linguistic processing style of Autistic people.
- Describe autism through the lens of the neurodiversity paradigm
- Identify 3 common therapeutic practices within the field of speech-language pathology that do not honor Autistic identity
- Describe at least 4 features of neurodiversity-affirmative practice when working with the Autistic population
Rachel Dorsey is a Speech-Language Pathologist, educator, consultant, and Autism rights advocate. Through her consultancy, Rachel Dorsey: Autistic SLP, LLC, she provides education to parents, professionals, school districts, and organizations through coaching, consultations, in-services, professional developments, and courses on neurodiversity affirming therapeutic practice. The services she offers as a consultant draw upon her own experience as an Autistic person and her five years of clinical experience working within early intervention, preschool (CPSE), and clinic settings. She launched “Goal Writing for Autistic Students: A Neurodiversity-Affirming Approach”, a comprehensive course on building strengths-based goals in late September 2021 for 10.5 ASHA and AOTA CEUs. Rachel is an active advocate within the Autistic community with a substantial social media presence, collaborating with leading Autistic advocates and allies.
Disclosures: Rachel will receive an honorarium for this program.
9:00-9:10 Introduction, Objectives, and Disclosures
9:10-9:55 The Neurodiversity Paradigm and Autism
9:55-10:30 Common Traditional Practices When Working with the Autistic Population
11:00-12:00 Neurodiversity Affirming Practices When Working with the Autistic Population
$50 Program fee (if you already paid 2021 membership dues)
$100 ($50 program fee + $50 for 2021 membership dues)
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