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Neurodiversity-Affirming Practice

Course: #6314Level: Introductory 1 Hour 863 Reviews

Explore the fundamentals of neurodiversity-affirming practice in this introductory course designed for occupational therapy practitioners seeking clarity on the concept. Gain a solid understanding of relevant terminology and develop the essential skills to effectively support and celebrate the diverse neurological experiences of your clients.

Course created on April 12, 2024

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Course Type: Audio, Video, Text

CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge, 09152; CE Broker/1.0 CE Broker #20-1195880; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Beginner, Rehabilitation

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify key concepts and terminology related to neurodiversity and neurodiversity-affirming practices.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify the importance of individualized and strengths-based approaches in supporting neurodivergent clients.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list practical strategies for creating inclusive environments that respect and honor neurological differences.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes Understanding Neurodiversity: Definition and Scope; Debunking Common Myths
15-25 Minutes The Concept of Neurodiversity Affirming Practice Core Principles of Neurodiversity-affirming Practice: Shift from Pathology-focused to Strengths- based Perspectives
25-40 Minutes Skills for Neurodiversity Affirming Practice: Client Strengths and Preferences; Techniques for Fostering an Inclusive Therapeutic Environment
40-55 Minutes Strategies and Interventions: Practical Strategies for Implementing Neurodiversity-affirming Interventions; Case Study
55-60 Minutes Summary; Q&A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: STAR Institute will receive an honorarium payment for contracting Virginia Spielmann to present this course. Non-financial: Virginia Spielmann has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com, a Continued site.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Occupational Therapy Association

American Occupational Therapy Association

OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 09152. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs/contact hours (Introductory level, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

CE Broker

CE Broker

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina or Tennessee, CE Broker may be of interest to you.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA OccupationalTherapy.com, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (Beginner level, Rehabilitation Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.

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