Neurodiversity and assessment tools and strategies for identifying neurodiverse individuals - including those who may be masking - are discussed in this course. Testimony from neurodiverse adults about missed flags in their own evaluations is presented in order to provide further support for the identification process.
Course created on March 6, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to define neurodiversity.
- After this course, participants will be able to list different tools to assess potentially neurodiverse individuals.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe masking and how to assess it during an evaluation.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how testimonies provided from neurodiverse adults can be used to assist with identification.
|5-10 Minutes||Neurodiversity overview|
|10-25 Minutes||Formal/informal assessment tools|
|25-35 Minutes||Indications that a child could be neurodiverse|
|35-45 Minutes||How do you know if an individual is masking?|
|45-55 Minutes||Advocates' testimony about missed flags|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Sharon Baum, MA, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist in the NYC Department of Education who currently serves as a Speech and Language Evaluation Coordinator. She continues to provide Speech and Language therapy privately in the clinic setting and homes. Sharon is also a freelance writer and has published for the ASHA Leader. She has worked as a clinical supervisor at Pace University's Speech and Hearing Center and loves sharing ideas with colleagues and students. She completed her MA in Speech-Language Pathology at CUNY Lehman College as well as her MA in Educational Administration at CUNY Hunter College. Sharon is currently a member of ASHA SIG 11 focusing on Administration and Supervision, with a high interest in mentoring and collaboration.
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