Therapist Neurodiversity Collective’s Neurodiversity-Affirming Educational Courses
Therapists: our Collective Members get access to the recordings and professional education certificates for all previous, current, and upcoming educational events. If you are a neurodiversity-affirming therapist, join the Collective here.
► Presenter: Alexandra (Alex) Nelson, M.S., CCC-SLP, SYC in Educational Leadership
► When: February 29, 2024, @ 4:30 pm Pacific/6:30 pm Central/7:30 pm Eastern
► Target Audience: AAC Therapy Providers seeking to deepen their understanding and application of neurodiversity-affirming practices.
► Cost: $15
(Therapy Neurodiversity Collective Members, this course is included in your membership!)
► Register: Beyond Compliance: Neurodiversity-Affirming Goals for Complex Communicators – The Live Course
🕒 Can’t make the live session? Not a problem! All registrants for our LIVE events will receive access to the recording for two weeks after the presentation date.
Course Description: Join us on February 29, 2024, with presenter Alexandra (Alex) Nelson, M.S., CCC-SLP, SYC in Educational Leadership, where we’ll dive deep into an instructional session designed for neurodiversity-affirming therapists eager to elevate their practice with AAC users.
In this cutting-edge course, you will reimagine goals and objectives for complex communicators, steering clear of traditional confines and embracing a world where competence is presumed and ableist ideals are a thing of the past. Discover the dynamic shift from a compliance-based model of therapy to an innovative approach centered around autonomy for AAC users and gestalt language processors.
Ever wondered how to write goals that foster autonomous communication and increased personal agency? We’ve got you covered!
Alex will unfold effective strategies, enriched with real-life case studies highlighting the profound impact of AAC modeling versus traditional, behaviorist AAC approaches. Witness the transformative journeys of families and educators, and glean insights to inspire and inform your practice.
What You’ll Gain:
Insight into crafting goals promoting autonomous communication and personal agency
Real-life case studies unveiling the power and impact of AAC modeling
Strategies to share and implement programming information for complex communicators with staff and families
Move beyond compliance to authentic, autonomous communication where neurodiversity is not just acknowledged but celebrated, and every communicator, regardless of complexity, is empowered and heard.
☑ A comprehensive slide handout
☑ Course handout for reference for one hour of professional development
☑ Certificate of Attendance