Neurodiversity, neurodivergence, and neurodiversity (ND)-affirming approaches are discussed in this course. Strengths-based assessment, goals and supports that characterize ND-affirming approaches are described. Case scenarios are presented to exemplify ways to help those who are neurodivergent succeed in school and clinical settings.
This is a follow-up to course 9632, Neurodiversity: How to Support Agency and Self-determination
Course created on September 7, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the difference between neurodivergent and neurodiverse.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify what is a ND-Affirming approach and what is not.
- After this course, participants will be able to list ND-Affirming supports for those who are neurodivergent.
|5-15 Minutes||What is a ND-Affirming approach?|
|20-25 Minutes||Goals and objectives|
|25-55 Minutes||ND-Affirming support models|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Joleen R. Fernald
PhD CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Joleen R. Fernald, PhD, CCC-SLP was awarded Board Specialty Recognition in Child Language from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Dr. Jo follows Greenspan and Wieder’s model, DIRFloortime® when working with children and families. She is the author of the "Comprehensive Guide to Selective Mutism" and has a special interest in the social-emotional development of young children and its impact on their speech and language skills. She co-founded a private school called REConnections Education Center in the Tampa Bay area of Florida which supports children with various individual differences.
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