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.
Course created on April 1, 2021
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, Foundational Knowledge, 01849; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), Related To OT (AZ), Related To OT (LA), Directly Related To OT (MS), Directly Related To OT (TN), CE Broker #20-794627; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to define neurodiversity.
- After this course, participants will be able to list alternatives to Applied Behavioral Analysis and other behavioral interventions that may 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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Joleen R. Fernald
PhD CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Joleen R. Fernald, PhD, CCC-SLP was awarded Board Specialty Recognition in Child Language from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Dr. Fernald follows Greenspan and Wieder’s model, DIRFloortime® , when working with children and families. She has a special interest in the social emotional development of young children and its impact on their speech and language skills. As a speech-language pathologist, Dr. Fernald works with children who have a variety of communication disorders. She partnered with Easter Seals NH in 2006 to begin an assessment and treatment clinic specifically for children with selective mutism and has recreated the model in the Tampa Bay area of Florida as well. Joleen enjoys public speaking and has presented nationally on the topics of childhood apraxia of speech and selective mutism.
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