The autistic community wants healthcare professionals to switch to neurodiversity-affirming practices. What would neurodiversity-affirming practices look like, and how can occupational therapy practitioners make this change? This is part of the Continued Learning Podcast series.
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Course created on February 9, 2023
Course Type: Audio, Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, Foundational Knowledge, 06489; CE Broker/1.0 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 #20-995364; IACET/0.1; IBCCES/1.0; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Education And/or Research
- After this course, participants will be able to define the term neurodiversity.
- After this course, participants will be able to analyze what autistic communication and sensory processing look like from a neurodiversity-affirming perspective.
- After this course, participants will be able to evaluate the importance of language and its limitations to practice.
|30-55 Minutes||Neurodiversity affirming practices|
Katherine McGinley, OTDS, is an autistic occupational therapy student. Katherine has a passion for disability justice and is an autistic advocate. She is currently conducting qualitative research to assist practitioners in understanding how to utilize a neurodiversity-affirming approach when working with autistic individuals who exhibit self-harm and aggressive behaviors. In the past, she has worked with adults and children with developmental disabilities. Her main goals are to improve the quality of life for autistic and other disabled people.
MS, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Dr. Dennis Cleary has over 25 years of experience as an occupational therapist. Dennis’ clinical practice has been primarily with children and adults with intellectual disabilities to encourage their full participation in all aspects of life at home, work, and in the community. He has had faculty positions at The Ohio State University and Indiana University. As a researcher, he has been on teams that have received over seven million dollars in grants from state and federal agencies, including a National Institutes of Health multisite trial of the Vocational Fit Assessment, an age-appropriate transition assessment, which he co-created. He has numerous publications and national and international presentations. Dennis is passionate about increasing the role of Occupational Therapy in transition-age service with the goal of improving outcomes and quality of life for all.
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