It is imperative for clinicians and educators to be aware of the neurodiversity movement in order to better support all human rights. This course discusses what neurodiversity is and the history of the movement, as well as the potential for trauma related to behavioral interventions. Case examples demonstrate how to apply a paradigm shift to clinical practice that seeks to accept and celebrate differences rather than mask them.
- After this course, participants will be able to define neurodiversity.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain why Applied Behavioral Analysis and other behavioral interventions are traumatic.
- After this course, participants will be able to list three adjustments to clinical practice that will support agency and self-determination.
|5-15 Minutes||Vocabulary and terminology, social model vs. medical model, identity first vs. person first language|
|15-30 Minutes||Trauma: masking and ableism|
|30-50 Minutes||Intervention models that support neurodiversity|
|50-55 Minutes||Human rights|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
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