This Vanderbilt SLP Journal Club course will discuss neurodiversity - the idea that disorders like autism should be considered a normal human variation - and how it affects the practice of speech-language pathologists with their pediatric and adult clients. Theories and strategies, as well as professional and personal impact, will be addressed.
- After this course, participants will be able to define the term neurodiversity.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe relationship of neurodiversity to the disability movement.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify strategies to improve their clinical practice using the concept of neurodiversity.
|15-25 Minutes||History of autism and disability|
|25-30 Minutes||Examples of neurodiversity|
|30-45 Minutes||Clinical strategies|
|45-55 Minutes||Case study - implementing strategies|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Mary Alice Keller, MA, CCC-SLP
Mary Alice Keller, MA, CCC-SLP is a PhD student at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She has practiced as a speech-language pathologist for four years, focusing on autism and AAC. Her research interests include the evaluation and treatment of autism and language disorders as well as disability studies and its impact on speech pathology.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Advanced level, Professional Area)
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
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Speech-Language and Audiology Canada
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