Earn Professional Development Credit with Therapist Neurodiversity Collective!
Our live and on-demand educational courses and seminars are aligned with an evidence-based, neurodiversity-affirming paradigm, interconnecting
➥ Cutting-edge contemporary research
➥ Neurodivergent lived experiences
➥ Ethical guidance, and
➥ Meaningful, practical recommendations
aimed at improving the self-determined quality of life of autistic and other neurodivergent people.
Learn therapy practices and educational approaches that are grounded in scientific evidence and considerate of trauma, while earning personalized certificates of attendance to show you’ve completed professional development or continuing education activities (PDH, CEU, CPE, etc.).
When you complete a course you will earn an individualized certificate of attendance that includes your name, the specific date and time you completed the course, along with the number of contact hours earned, which may be recognized as a professional development / continuing education activity or hour by your profession’s credentialing body.
For example, ASHA recognizes courses provided by educational organizations that are not officially ASHA approved, as long as the course or workshop contributes to the development and improvement of skills and knowledge necessary for professional practice.
Frequently Asked Question:
Why hasn’t Therapist Neurodiversity Collective become an approved continuing education provider for my credentialing organization?
We strive to offer our neurodiversity professional development courses at affordable prices so therapists can easily learn and apply neurodiversity-affirming and trauma-informed therapy practices with autistic and other neurodivergent people. We do this because Therapist Neurodiversity Collective’s mission is to further the causes of the Neurodiversity Movement – a human rights and social justice campaign for autistic and other neurodivergent people.
It costs thousands of dollars to become an approved CE Provider, which means that continuing education providers have to pass the costs on to the people who take their courses. But since most credentialing organizations will accept our professional development courses as continuing education activities without pre-approval, we choose to stay “unapproved.”
ASHA requires all CCC-SLPs to obtain 30 professional development hours every 3 years. But, did you know that ASHA does NOT require those 30 hours of professional development activities to be obtained through ASHA CEU courses?
All Therapist Neurodiversity Collective courses and presentations count towards ASHA professional development hours. Every live event or on-demand webinar recording comes with a certificate of completion that may be used to verify professional development hours.
American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) – Professional Development
The ASHA Clinical Certification Standards define professional development as an instructional activity where the certificate holder is the learner;
- that is related to the science or contemporary practice of speech-language pathology or speech/language sciences;
- that results in the acquisition of new knowledge and skills, or the enhancement of current knowledge and skills necessary for independent practice in any practice setting and area of practice;
- where the certificate holder is responsible for determining that the professional development activity is appropriate, relevant, and meaningful to any practice setting and area of practice;
- in which the certificate holder’s attendance can be documented by a third party such as an employer, educational institution, or sponsoring organization.
- Your professional development should reflect your selection of acceptable activities and be documented using reporting units called professional development hours (PDHs).
Occupational Therapist & Physical Therapists
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT®): Page 18 – “Receive mentoring from a currently certified occupational therapy practitioner or other professional in good standing to improve the skills of the protégé.” “Participate in a professional study group/ online study group designed to advance knowledge through active participation.” 2 hours = 1 unit. May earn up to 18 units.
American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS): “Professional Presentations: (Maximum of 5 credits cumulative across subcategories in each 3-year cycle.)”
Non-peer reviewed presentations (each worth 1 MOSC credit):
– in-service presentations
– presentation to professional groups
– presentation to client-based groups
– presentation to community groups
– panelist at a forum